Antique: Edwardian Diamond and Platinum Bow Pendant
From the period in time that celebrated the delicate and feminine, this Edwardian or late Belle Époque platinum and diamond pendant is in the form of a bow. Originally a brooch, the fittings have been removed at a prior point and a hidden platinum bail has been added. What makes it interesting is that it is hanging vertically, rather than horizontally as might be expected.
Like many pieces from this this design period, it has a white-on-white (diamond on platinum) palette. Pale (aquamarine, pearls, moonstones, opals etc.) on white (platinum) color palettes were also extremely popular during this period.
The diamond in the center is a European cut. It is surrounded my Old Mine cuts and Swiss cut diamonds.
Dimensions & Details
- The pendant is approximately an 1 1/2 inch long by just over 1/3 of an inch at the widest point.
- The diamonds are European cut, old mine and Swiss cut. They are too small to be graded in place, but appear lively and bright.
- The metal is platinum (tested).
- 18 Kt gold (tested).
- Not known.
Period & Hallmarks
- Circa 1900/1910 unmarked.
- The pendant is in good antique condition. On the reverse there are some remnants of the brooch's previous findings (18 Ct gold), but they are barely visible and do not show through to the front.
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