This Iberian Ruby heart drop pendant is an exquisite piece of 18th century "day and night" jewellery. Crafted into a stunning openwork "flaming heart" design, this piece is the perfect find for a Georgian jewellery collector.
We could spend hours dreaming about this spectacular pendant. The bright cranberry coloured Rubies stand out against the Gothic Silver frame, making her all the more alluring and special.
ERA: Georgian, c.1780. Iberian Provenance.
MEASUREMENTS: Pendant measures 58mm long x 29mm wide.
The top part measures 23mm x 29mm.
The bottom part measures 37mm x 22.5mm.
Rubies graduate from measures 6mm x 5mm to 2mm diameter.
MATERIALS: Silver, Natural Ruby (No signs of heat treatment).
HALLMARKS: Tests as Silver throughout.
EXCELLENT: This Iberian Ruby heart drop pendant is superb considering its 240 year age! All of the Silver openwork has kept its shape well, with only some tiny light surface wear and a natural Patina. It's very rare to find Ruby pieces this old, and especially in such good condition as this. We have decided to replace one of the tiny Rubies at the top of the piece, but you really cannot notice at all as it is well-matched in colour and stature to the other antique Rubies. If you are an antique collector, you have definitely found your latest addition!