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Art Deco carved rock crystal and diamond pendant


Rock crystal has been used for centuries to be carved into such items as intaglio's on seals, and here is a true work of art - a reverse intaglio pendant.

Traditionally intaglios are carved down into the surface, whereas this is called a "reverse intaglio" where the design is carved from the back. And what a magnificent design it is. Depicting a woman and a peacock on either side of a fountain, the detail is exceptional and no doubt carved by hand by a true master. The fine detail in the rock crystal will have you admiring it each and every time that you look at it, and then there is the diamond set mount that holds it.

Made in the Art Deco period of the 1920's in 18 carat yellow gold and platinum, the mount is set with eight rose cut diamonds with a further twenty set into the top section. These diamonds total 0.14 carats, and the pendant itself measures 3.3cm across by 4.6cm, with the mount itself so beautiful and one that compliments the reverse intaglio so well.

This is truly an exquisite example of high quality Art Deco jewellery, and one that is destined to always be treasured and admired.


Stock# C2243

Circa: 1920



Art Deco carved rock crystal and diamond pendant

Art Deco carved rock crystal and diamond pendant made in the 1920's. This antique pendant was hand made in 18 carat gold and platinum.


When was the Art Deco era?

Broadly speaking the Art Deco era was from 1920 until 1940. There will be some people and publications that may state that it started after World War I in 1918, and lasted until 1950, but as there was no reigning monarch to dictate an actual start-finish time such as the Victorian era, the general concusses is from the 1920's through to the 1940's.

Where is the best antique jewellery store in Sydney?

Kalmar Antiques in the Queen Victoria Building have been dealing in antique jewellery and watches for over thirty five years. With a large range of jewellery from the Georgian, Victorian and Art Deco eras, right up to today, there will always be something for you.

Where can I have my antique jewellery repaired?

At Kalmar Antiques we specialise in repairing antique jewellery often using the same methods and techniques as when it was made. We also have two watchmakers on-site and are an authorised OMEGA watch service centre.

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