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Edwardian Elegance - Edwardian 14K Gold Diamond & Pearl Pendant & Chain. This exquisite necklace is crafted from yellow & white gold, hallmarked 14K on the bale. Featuring an antique round cut diamond, genuine seed pearl, and Edwardian styling. The beautiful antique necklace is so dainty and elegant, it exhibits a open bale with a circular frame set with a pearl. The is an open work white gold frame , which supports a square shaped open - worked dangle which is set with a bright white diamond. The Chain looks to be original, and the spring ring clasp is in perfect working order. This beautiful Edwardian era necklace would be a perfect addition to your fine antique jewelry collection.
The Edwardian era (1901-1914) is the last period in British history to be named after the monarch who reigned over it. Although Edward VII reigned from 1901 to 1910 to be succeeded by George V, the Edwardian period is generally considered to have ended at the outbreak of the First World War in 1914.
The earliest diamonds were found in India in 4th century BC, although the youngest of these deposits were formed 900 million years ago. A majority of these early stones were transported along the network of trade routes that connected India and China, commonly known as the Silk Road.
Gold was generally used for a couple thousand years solely to create things such as jewelry and idols for worship. This was until around 1500 BC when the ancient empire of Egypt, which benefited greatly from its gold-bearing region, Nubia, made gold the first official medium of exchange for international trade.
Measurements: Pendant 40.00 mm x 12.00 mm Chain 15"
Stone Size: Diamond .03 carat Pearl 4.00 mm
Weight: 2.10 grams
Date: Circa 1910