This superb Silver Paste heart pendant is a genuine antique and was made during the reign of Queen Victoria. Not only is she full of authentic antique allure but she's absolutely gorgeous!
“Paste” or "Strass" is a special type of glass that was invented in 1724, skillfully cut & polished by hand until it shimmered like a Diamond in the light. It was an instant hit with the French high society and beyond, spreading through Europe first and then to the rest of the world.
It's such a charming and beautiful material that it continues to be highly sought after today, coveted by collectors and by sparkle magpies everywhere!
This pretty little heart has been embellished with 19 individually cut and hand-set white Paste gemstones, and an alluring smooth Turquoise cabochon in the centre.
The focus of mellow duck-egg blue, like a target in the centre of the heart is visually striking, and makes it think of cupid's bow shooting for the heart! It's a striking design, and the paste gemstones twinkle beautifully.
It's a rare and extremely collectible piece of early Victorian jewellery, and a great wearable size for daily wear. The Silver setting is in excellent condition, and the Pastes are just mesmerizing!
The pendant comes complete with a 18" Sterling Silver trace chain, so you can wear or gift immediately.
ERA: Victorian (1837-1901)
MEASUREMENTS: The pendant measures 16mm wide by 19mm long. The Turquoise is 6mm long and the paste stones vary from 2-4mm in diameter.
The pendant comes with a 18" or 45cm hallmarked Sterling Silver Chain.
MATERIALS: 900 Silver, Turquoise, Paste
HALLMARKS: Stamped "900"
This stunning antique silver Paste heart pendant is in gorgeous condition for its age! The star-spangled heart and all it's components are original and antique, and still in excellent ready to wear condition. All of the gemstones are secure and of excellent quality, with no chips or damage. The white Pastes all still have a good attractive bright colour, although they do vary very subtly. This is not very obvious when worn, in fact it's one of the finest we've seen. There are no dents or dings to the Silver, and the crimped edge is just perfect!
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