This stunning Victorian Silver Paste necklace is a stunning example of antique jewellery, full of the grace, glamour and craftsmanship of bygone era.
By far one of our favourite pieces of all time, it's crafted from fine quality Continental Silver and countless precious Paste gems; cut, polished and set by hand.
Although it's quite a large pendant at over 7 centimetres from top to bottom, the design looks light and regal. We can see from the smooth and sensuous closed back setting that this necklace been crafted with pure love.
The pendant has numerous articulated joints so it moves shimmers when worn, and we simply adore the intricate metal work and the shining beacon that is the flaming heart at its centre!
A delicate piece- it's amazing how it's been around for over 200 years and still looks fit for a princess! (If these were Diamonds rather than Paste you'd have the equivalent of over 2 carats of Diamond!
Did you know?
Paste is a form of leaded glass, invented in 1724 by French jeweller Georges Frédéric Strass. It was the painstakingly cut & polished with metal powder until it glittered like Diamond. Instantly it became a hit with high society- with the best examples fetching higher prices than Diamonds and Gold!
ERA: Victorian c.1890
MEASUREMENTS: 73mm tall x 41mm at widest point.
The central Paste measures 8mm tall x 5mm wide.
The smaller Pastes graduate from 1.5mm in diameter, up to 4mm in diameter.
MATERIALS: Silver, Paste.
HALLMARKS: "Three Crowns"- indicates it was made in Sweden, "S" for Silver. Tests at least 800 Silver.
This rare Victorian Silver Paste pendant is in incredible condition, with no damage whatsoever. The Paste gems are all original antique with a bright sparkle and are secure in their settings. There is no damage to the Silver, and the ornate design both front and back is impeccable! The intricate filigree metalwork is extremely beautiful and completely perfect with no dings or damage. We also have the matching gem-set bale, which is rare in a piece this age. A beautiful and completely unique jewel!
We deliver all orders by courier with full tracking and insurance for your peace of mind. This item comes beautifully presented in a branded Lillicoco box and is securely padded and protected during transit.
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