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18th Century Portuguese Chrysoberyl Drop Pendant

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SKU: 8535

Description:

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We are absolutely over the moon to have this 18th-century Portuguese Chrysoberyl drop pendant in our collection. Completely inlaid with olive green Chrysoberyls, this extremely rare antique pendant is a wonderful example of the innate beauty and majesty of Chrysoberyls. 

In the late 18th Century, Portugal and Spain were in competition to find as many Chrysoberyls as they could in the New World, which birthed some of the most extravagant creations of antique jewellery. This pendant is shaped into a charming bow with an elegant drop. It is a huge privilege to have this piece within our hands and to offer it to you at an amazing exclusive price. 

Item Details:

ERA: 18th Century Portuguese, c.1780-1800. 

MEASUREMENTS: Pendant length including jump ring 64mm. 
Bow 30mm long x 25mm wide. 
Drop 42mm long x 16mm wide. 
Chrysoberyls graduate from 2.5mm long x 1.5mm wide to 5.8mm diameter.  
Weight: 16.3g. 

MATERIALS: Silver, Solid 9ct Gold, Chrysoberyl.

HALLMARKS: Tests as Silver with 9ct Gold Gilt accents and solid 9ct Gold jump ring. 

Condition:

EXCELLENT-VERY GOOD: This 18th-century Portuguese Chrysoberyl drop pendant is in sublime condition for its 240 year age. There is only one minute scratch to some of the Chrysoberyl gems, and some little signs of wear to the back, but this is hardly noticeable. The heaviness of this piece lends itself to its strength, and we are confident that she will last many more years. This is a very rare piece of Georgian jewellery, ready to make a statement. 

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