What a statement you'll make wearing this stunning Arts and Crafts era Moonstone and Rock Crystal pendant, in all its unique and romantic splendour!
An impressively large Rock Crystal drops from a Silver ivy leaf frame, and set within are the most beautiful antique Moonstones...
The combination gives off the most magical effect it feels like stepping into a fairytale!
This pendant is rather sizable so would look magnificent with a bold antique chain or a thick velvet ribbon worn beautifully just below the neckline. How enchanting...
ERA: Arts and Crafts era 1880-1920
MEASUREMENTS: The pendant is 66mm tall x 34mm wide.
The Rock Crystal is 32mm tall x 22.5mm wide x 17mm deep.
The Moonstone in the bale is 9mm x 5.5mm.
The large Moonstone on the pendant is 9.5mm x 4.5mm
The other three Moonstones below are 5.75mm x 4.5m, 4mm x 3mm and 5mm X 4mm.
MATERIALS: Moonstone, Sterling Silver, Rock Crystal
HALLMARKS: None present, tested as Sterling Silver
VERY GOOD: This Arts and Crafts era Moonstone and Rock Crystal pendant is in exemplary condition for a piece of this age. Circa 1890, the Silver framework is strong and sturdy and holds the Rock Crystal and Moonstones securely in place.
The Moonstones have been foiled and have taken on a green tint from behind the settings, the left Moonstone appearing greener than the others. The Rock Crystal is beautifully faceted and gleaming brightly without a chip or scratch in sight, which is marvellous for such a large exposed gemstone! There are some light abrasions to the very tip of the facet right at the back, but this is very tiny indeed.
The bale is extremely strong and a chain would easily be added so this pendant can be worn with confidence all day and night!