There are 14 more tiny, paste stones embedded with the framework of the pendant. Now for my favorite part. There is a drop that contains a pear-shaped, paste stone that is collet-set and there is a smaller paste stone just above it. The drop is a separate piece that has been attached to the framework with hinge effect. All of the stones are backed with foil and set with a closed back.
The silver has a European silver mark on the back and another mark that I believe is a French hallmark. It tests at least 800 silver.
The silver has a rich patina which looks lovely with the stones. The smaller stones that make up the flowers almost look like rose-cut diamonds the way they sparkle.
The two, largest stones are nice and bright and white. The pendant has a two-part chain attached to each side end. Background: Paste is faceted glass that is cut to look like real gemstones, diamonds in this case. It was considered fine jewelry during the Georgian Era when the technique was mastered. It was worn at court and was even worn by royalty!
These stones are backed with foil and set with a closed back which makes them really sparkle. However, it is important that you do not get foiled paste jewelry wet as moisture can damage the foil and cause the stones to appear discolored!!
Approximately measurements: 19 long including the pendant. The centerpiece measures 2 1/4 inches wide by 2 1/4 inches tall including the drop. Date estimate: Georgian Era, potentially the early 1800s to the 1830s. Condition: Good overall condition with wear in keeping with age and use. The clasp may be a replacement. When looking with magnification, one can see normal age wear with the exception of one stone in one of the flowers which is only half present. All of the other stones are present and intact. There is discoloration to the foil behind some stones but this is mainly only seen when looking with a loupe and illumination. Please use the photos as a guide as they form part of the description and the condition of a piece is subjective. Any boxes or props pictured are for display only unless otherwise noted and are not included with this listing. If you have not paid within this time frame an unpaid item case will be opened. However, Portals of Time Vintage guarantees what it sells. If there is a problem with your order, please contact the store upon receipt to arrange a return. These are the rules of the program and they can't be circumvented. While the condition of each item is described in the listing, there may be other condition issues not listed, so use the pictures as a guide as they are part of the listing description. Feel free to ask any questions for clarification before purchasing.
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Be sure to check the other listings and stay tuned as more wonderful treasures are listed for sale. The item "Antique Georgian Silver Paste Pendant Necklace Floral Design French Stunning" is in sale since Friday, August 9, 2019.
This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Georgian, Pre-1837". The seller is "portalsoftimevintage" and is located in Santa Ana, California.
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- Country/Region of Manufacture: France
- Main Stone: Paste faceted glass
- Metal: Silver
- Brand: Antique