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ANTIQUE NUMBER SA1064539: Antique Victorian French Diamond Pendant Necklace/brooch 18ct Gold Floral Acanthus Design - 19th C.

Antique Victorian French Diamond Pendant Necklace/brooch 18ct Gold Floral Acanthus Design - 19th C.

£8,650    $10,976    €10,221
We are delighted to offer this spectacular antique Victorian 18ct gold and diamond pendant/brooch necklace made in France during the 19th century.
 
 
*Please note: all other items including boxes or antique chains are for display purposes only and this listing is for the item listed in the title only. A complimentary thinner 9ct solid gold (modern) chain will be included so that you can enjoy your newly acquired treasure straight out of the box.
 
 
Glorious and majestic upon a glance and regal on all fronts, this pendant/brooch features some of the finest attributes of the late 19th c. French goldsmithing and haute joaillerie.
 
 
It is, however, upon closer inspection that its finesse and impressive detailing can be fully appreciated with the craftsmanship matching, if not, exceeding the overall splendour of the piece.
 
 
The goldwork features a thick and solid gauge of 18ct gold with fine piercings throughout with each scrolled acanthus leaf forming an overall flower-like design. Imagining the painstaking time and care it would take to ensure such a crisp, accurate and elegant finish is made without any slips or mistakes conveys a tangible sense of the level of craftsmanship on this particular piece.
 
 
In addition to its curvature and scrolled acanthus leaf piercing, each part has been finely engraved to add texture to the leaf and a final brushing/stippling of the surface creates a slightly matte and refined lustre to the overall reflection. Such seemingly insignificant embellishments result in an opulent antique gold tone and upon holding the pendant in hand, these minute yet distinguishing qualities can be felt.
 
 
The central old-cut diamond (approx 0.6ct) is the final touch that brings the piece all together and draws the eyes to the centre. The diamond glistens wonderfully under sunlight and is well complemented by its rich gold surrounding.
 
 
Owing to the pin and bail on the reverse side of the pendant, this article is...
Antique #SA1064539, showcased on this page, originates from the 19th century. For historical context, the timeline below highlights the period when it was made:
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