This stunning, fine and impressive antique emerald pendant / brooch has been crafted in 14ct yellow gold with silver settings.
The pierced decorated frame displays a feature cabochon cut Colombian emerald collet set to the centre of the arrangement.
This stunning emerald is encircled with fourteen Old European round cut diamonds, in a scalloped, cluster style setting.
The pendant / brooch is further ornamented with scrolling stylised leaf designs accented with further forty-eight pavé set Dutch cut diamonds, in addition to four subtly larger Old European cut diamonds to the cardinal points.
The lower portion of the design terminates with a suspended scalloped cluster design embellished with a yellow gold collet set, cushion cut Colombian emerald encompassed with twelve Old European cut diamonds.
The pendant is suspended from a contemporary 18 ct yellow gold 45.72cm/18" trace chain via a detachable diamond set bale attachment to the upper portion of the frame.
This versatile pendant is fitted with an integrated hinged pin and security clasp to the reverse to allow it to be worn as a brooch if so desired.
This original antique diamond and emerald brooch / necklace is supplied with an independent diamond grading report card*.
The upper portion of the frame is hallmarked with the Russian mark for 14ct gold (56 zolotniks, in addition to a Kokoshnik mark; this variation of the Kokoshnik mark was used for Russian items between 1898-1908, determining the date of this piece as circa 1900.
This 1900s emerald pendant necklace has been independently tested using state of the art technology (Niton XL2 Analyzer) and verified as 14ct yellow gold and silver.
"Rather than regarding inclusions in coloured stones as harmful, in small sizes and numbers that do not in any way detract from their beauty, they should be regarded as adding to desirability, for they provide identifying characteristics."
Reference: The Connoisseur's Guide to Precious Gemstones, R.Wise, Brunswick House Press.
NOTE: * The Gemmological Certification Services (GCS) lab has verbally accredited the emerald originating in Colombian and verifies that the gemstone shows indications of moderate clarity enhancement.
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