Antique Rose Cut Diamond Flower Pendant Necklace, Gold and Silver, Circa 1870
This petite 14k gold flower pendant was converted from an earlier Victorian era piece of jewelry, perhaps originally part of a diadem with removable elements. On the reverse you can just barely see evidence of where a threaded post would hold it in place. The conversion was done very well with two small loops on the back that attach to a sturdy 14k chain. The 17” chain ends at the back with a lovely engraved clasp which is easy to use and holds securely. The flower itself is solid 14k gold with a layer of silver on the front. The petals have a blossoming, three dimensional effect that is enhanced by a wonderful, natural patina. As a result, the 23 diamonds to twinkle brightly in contrast to the darker recessed areas. The span of the flower petals is just shy of 1” and the depth from the center of the reverse side to the uppermost surface of the center diamond is 8mm.