Antique: Victorian Heart Pendant Set with Pave Paste Stones
Another one of those had to have it pieces: the ultimate antique heart pendant!
It has lovely sparkling pastes that are still quite bright despite their age (over one hundred years old). At the center is a larger paste which is surrounded with graduated pastes, all set in silver. Because it is more challenging to set stones that are graduated in size, it takes a greater level of skill. This piece has the level of workmanship that usually accompanies stones that are graduated in size. The unusual bail (original to the pendant and hallmarked) is also set with stones that are graduated in size.
A great piece to wear everyday with a rose gold or white gold chain. Alternatively, consider pairing it with our pale peach-pink seed pearl necklace, strung on pink silk cord with a 14 kt. white-gold clasp (sold separately).
Dimensions & Details
- The pendant is comprised of paste stones set in silver. The heart, including the bail is a little over 1.25 inches/32 mm long, by approximately .8 inches/21 mm wide, at widest point.
Period & Hallmarks
- Hallmark and Maker's Mark.
- The pastes are quite bright and the piece is in good antique condition.There is some general wear (light surface scratches as would be expected): minimal nibbles to the paste (visible only under magnification).
String of Pearls Option
- cultured pearls, pale peach pink in color (natural), 1-1.5 mm in diameter, 17 inches in length, 14 kt. white gold clasp.
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