Mid-Century Mixed Metal Gold & White Sapphire Pendant
A beautifully contrasting 1950s pendant with a geometric design and expertly crafted openwork engraving and millegrain details.
At first glance the pendant looks to be set with tiny diamonds but in fact it has none. With illusion settings, the metal edges are cut and engraved onto the metal to create an illusion of being studded with sparkling stones. To it's centre, a glimmering white sapphire dangles from a jump ring. The piece is delicate being hung from tiny jump ring illusion set bale which adds additional sparkle for the wearer.
The front panel, which includes all of the engraving and openwork is made from 18ct white gold which is affixed to yellow gold back offering a lovely contrast from the side view. The pendant has been strung from a rhodium plated sterling (925) chain matching the tone and sparkle of the pendant.
HOW TO WEAR:
The pendant is delicate but can easily born on a daily basis with care. It should be hung at a length so that it doesn't really bounce around or get stuck in your clothing as, if bent the wrong way, can cause the jump rings to bend/split.
The necklace can be cleaned in warm soapy water and polished with a gold cloth. The rhodium plating on the chain offers protection against tarnishing. The chain measures 50cm in length.
Excellent - This pendant would seem to have never been worn. The engraving is crisp and the jump rings have no wear, despite being delicate and fragile. It has so much sparkle and looks as though it could have come out of a modern jewellery house. The photos really don't do it justice.
Mid Century ca. 1950s
Pendant measures 28mm x 12.3mm (including the bale)
The bale can accommodate a chain of 1.7mm thickness.
The stone measures 2.2mm in diameter
The pendant bears the French eagle stamp denoting a gold purity of 18ct.
18ct white and yellow gold, white sapphire, rhodium plated silver chain.