Art Nouveau Diamond and Sapphire Lavaliere Pendant
This gorgeous little necklace is from the Art Nouveau era, circa 1900-1910. It is solid 14k yellow gold and has the most wonderful sinuous lines (a very notable and desirable design characteristic of Art Nouveau jewelry). The white stone is an Old European cut diamond which weighs approximately .10ct. It is a very clean (VS2) and white (G-H) stone and is prong set within a simple white gold halo. The light blue stone is a genuine sapphire and in fact the color could even be described as lavender or periwinkle. The sapphire is set in the same manner as the diamond: four little prongs within a simple yellow gold halo. The balance of the pendant is set with delicate and luminous natural pearls. They are of graduated sizes so that they fit neatly side-by-side within the tapered designs. Hanging daintily from the very bottom is one more little pearl that was naturally formed into a pear-shape. The length of the entire pendant from the top of the decorative bale to the bottom of the hanging pearl is exactly 2". The two sweeping arms at the top are the widest point which measures 1-3/4" from side to side. The listing is for the pendant only so if you need a chain to accompany it please just let me know! I'd be happy to pair it up with one that suits your taste and budget.