Antique Fancy Cut Paste Pendant, Sterling Silver Belle Époque Era Necklace
This Belle Époque era pendant is so feminine and lovely with a ribbon framed fancy cut paste stone. The pear shaped jewel is foil-backed and rather deep with wonderful, long facets on top. The combined effect of color, depth and faceting is what gives this piece so much life and fiery brilliance. The delicate bows on either end are bead set with small white paste stones and two of a slightly darker citrine shade. Costume jewelry of this era was crafted with the same care and quality as fine jewelry and this example is no exception! Notice the fine sawtooth edges and decorative bale. The pendant measures 1-9/16” long including the bale and 10/16” at it’s widest point. There are no hallmarks present yet a simple acid test proves the pendant to be sterling silver. It hangs from a 16-1/2” perfectly matched silver tone “paper clip” chain with a simple spring ring closure.