This delicate 9ct Gold lavalier pendant is a stunning piece of jewellery from the early part of the 20th century. A genuine antique, it was made during the Art Nouveau era, circa 1900.
Art Nouveau was a far-reaching Arts & Crafts Movement that swept through Europe in the early 1900's. Inspired by nature, the simple designs, impeccable craftsmanship and use of sumptuous raw materials is still revered and collected today.
This pendant is made from a lovely rosy coloured Gold and beautiful Amethyst paste gemstones with vibrant purple tones. The central paste is bright and juicy whilst the drop is a deeper, royal purple so they compliment and contrast against each other nicely. This pendant also has an elegant interwoven design that was very typical of the time, and there is something really romantic about it!
As you can see it's in beautiful condition. The pastes are perfectly faceted and the gentle flowing curves of the Gold catch the light just so. The pear-shaped drop also sways gently as you move which is just gorgeous.
These type of lavalier pendants were extremely popular throughout the Art Nouveau era, but you don't often find ones as large or as fine as this. The pendant alone weighs nearly five grams, and measures 5 centimeters from top to bottom (excluding the jump ring).
It's certainly a piece that will bring you many admirers!
The chain pictured is not included. A selection of solid 9ct Gold chains can be added at the checkout from £50.
ERA: Art Nouveau (1890-1910)
MEASUREMENTS: Approximately 50mm x 30mm. The central round Amethyst Paste measures 6mm diameter, whilst the pear-shaped drop is 7 x 4mm.
MATERIALS: 9ct Gold, Amethyst Paste.
HALLMARKS: None, tested as 9ct Gold.
VERY GOOD: A piece of history offered in near perfect antique condition! The delicate Gold design has not warped or bent and has no damage whatsoever. The Gold has an attractive high shine polish and has retained the three dimensional curves in the design so that it reflects the light beautifully.There are some light abrasions to the paste stones commensurate with age but they are a gorgeous bright colour and still very pretty indeed!