This delicate 10k gold and diamond pendant was made to commemorate the passing of Halley's comet during its 1910 cycle. Delicate and feather-light feeling when worn, this piece is finely crafted with a lovely amount of detail, particularly for its petite profile. The feminine and curvy silhouette culminates in a buttercup setting that secures a tiny, yet brightly shimmering diamond, representing the nucleus of the comet. The "coma" or round orb dangles freely from the comet's tail allowing the diamond to shift and sparkle. More commonly found as a brooch, the design of this Victorian pendant becomes almost as rare a sighting, as the comet itself.
This piece is fresh looking, it must have been tucked away and well. Taken care of, or worn infrequently. The setting is bright and fresh looking with little surface wear and no dents or irregularities. The diamond is bright and sparkling without any chipping or surface wear. There are no irregularities to the setting or signs of solder or repair and the piece has a firm shape.Width 12mm, diamond is 1mm. Material Tests for 10k gold, natural diamond. Movement in jewelry is an indicator of a higher end piece, as it demonstrates that the designer considered how the jewelry would look and feel when it was actually worn. For example, high-end pieces often adjust to different necklines or wrists for comfort and a seamless look.
Other times, movement is strategically incorporated for gemstones to catch the light or to enhance the sparkle of a certain gemstone cut. A young Queen Victorian assumed her role in 1837 and her taste in jewelry quickly became culturally influential, within England and beyond. Her relationship to jewelry was enmeshed with her husband, Prince Albert, who gifted the Queen for their engagement, a snake ring, embedded with an emerald (her birthstone) in its head.Continuing from the Georgian era and intensified by Queen Victoria. Taste, sentimental and figural jewelry was a major trend throughout the Victorian era. When certain ideas and words were deemed too forward or improper to be spoken, jewelry and symbolic meaning was used to communicate what was left unsaid. _gsrx_vers_1233 GS 8.1.1 (1233). The item "Antique Victorian Edwardian 10k Gold Diamond Halley's Comet Lavaliere Pendant" is in sale since Thursday, November 19, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Victorian, Edwardian 1837-1910\Necklaces & Pendants". The seller is "oxfordjewel" and is located in Altadena, California.
This item can be shipped to United States.