This breath-taking set of antique Victorian pendant and earrings crafted in solid 18K yellow gold weighs 30.5 grams (earrings 10.5 and pendant 20 grams). This quintessentially early Victorian set (referred to as ‘demi-parure’ in the Victorian era) of citrine pendant and earrings comprises 6 faceted pear-shaped and 2 oval-faceted citrines approx. weighing cumulatively 120.00 cts . The impressive pendant designed as a Latin cross (a cross dating back to early Christianity which succeeded the old Greek cross) is embellished on both sides with a pair of most delicate centrally positioned gold flowers, surrounded each by 4 cone-shape gold profiles embellished with Etruscan style granulation technique. The artfully crafted wide bale depicts authentic Etruscan relief silhouettes and granulation, hinged to the upper extremity of the cross with a pair of Etruscan openwork heart emblems. The matching earrings incorporate a pair of faceted pear-shaped and two oval-faceted citrines. The pear-shaped pendants suspend from identical Etruscan style granulated caps, while the oval-faceted ear-clips are mounted in most decorative granulated multi-prong settings. The earrings feature screw-backs, designed for both pierced and non-pierced ears.
This unique authentic Victorian pendant and earring demi-parure is accompanied with its original box and is in pristine condition.
Weight is approx: Total: 30.5 Grams
Latin Cross Pendant: 20 Grams
Earrings: 10.5 grams
Total citrine weight is approx: 120.00 Carats
earrings Measurements are approx.: 1.75 inches long and 0.50 inches wide
Pendant Measurements is approx.: 3.00 inches by 2.25 inches and 8mm depth
This item is accompanied with a professional appraisal valued at $.4500.00