A spectacular antique peridot pendant brooch from the Victorian era, c1840-1900! The ornate repousse work of sinuous lines, scrolls and curvilinear design is reminiscent of the Art Nouveau period
The elegant piece boasts two stunning green peridot gems; the top step-cut peridot measures 10.50mm x 11.00mm, approximate weight is 6.00 carats and the lower elongated kite-shaped peridot measures 14mm x 8mm, approximate weight is 3.20 carats. The colours in both peridot gems are a vibrant green with the top peridot displaying a slightly deeper green hue, the clarity in both is superb.
The peridots are set into slightly elevated bezels with minute pinches over each corner which hold peridots securely into place. The finely crafted piece features a recessed textured background, bordered with elaborate repousse work. Such an elegant work of art. A gorgeous stylized runner attaches to the top if you wish to wear as a pendant, or the piece can be converted into a brooch with the runner tucking behind. No stamps are sighted to the piece, albeit it has been XRF tested and indicates 14ct gold.
A wonderful period piece that boasts two stunning peridots! One for the distinct jewellery lover ...or perhaps for the lady with an August birthday.
*Chain sold separately