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Rare Antique Silver Paste Heart Charm Pendant (Small), with 18" Antique Silver Chain -c.1850

Rare Antique Silver Paste Heart Charm Pendant (Small), with 18" Antique Silver Chain -c.1850


This pretty little Silver Paste heart pendant is a genuine Victorian piece, circa 1850, and is one of the sweetest and most versatile items of antique jewellery we have in our collection at the moment! It's dainty, sparkly and full of authentic antique charm!

At just over 2cm from the sparkle-encrusted bale to the bottom of that romantic heart, it's perfect for every day wear. It's small enough not to get in the way, but certainly cute enough to get noticed! 

We've added an antique Sterling Silver chain with a rare barrel clasp, so you find, so you can wear it as a necklace straight away, but it can easily be added to anything from a brooch to a charm bracelet thanks to its unique, easy to move bale.

The back of the bale is designed in such a way that it can be slipped on and off with ease, so if you're the creative kind you can alter it from a stunning pendant to a charming brooch or bracelet in a matter of seconds.

This pretty little heart has been embellished with 19 individually cut and hand-set white Paste gemstones, and another faceted stunning crimson red Ruby-like Paste in the centre.

The Silver setting has darkened slightly with age which gives the paste gemstones a lovely contrast to shine out from, and it's a great wearable size. 

An extremely rare and collectible piece of early Victorian jewellery.

ERA:  Victorian (1837-1901)

MEASUREMENTS: The pendant charm is 13mm tall x 11mm wide excluding the bale. 
Total weight: 3.5g
The pendant alone weighs 1.9g and the chain weighs 1.6g.


HALLMARKS: The pendant is not hallmarked but tests as high grade Silver, at least 900 Silver. The chain is marked "STERLING" to the clasp.

CONDITION:  Very Good 
A beautiful little antique silver Paste heart pendant in gorgeous condition for its age!

The decorative Paste-set bale is original to the pendant and is also antique, and still in good ready to wear condition. All of the gemstones are secure and of excellent quality, with no chips or damage. The Pastes gemstones still have a good attractive sparkle to them, although it's worth mentioning the two topmost larger pastes in the bale have a yellow tint to them due to age. The Silver has a lovely dark patina, and for an item of this age we think she's amazing!


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