Emerald Isles - Vintage Platinum Columbian Emerald & Diamond Pendant & 14K White Gold Chain (VP215)

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Emerald Isles - Vintage Platinum Columbian Emerald & Diamond Pendant And 14K White Gold Chain. This high quality pendant is crafted from platinum, hallmarked 900 for platinum. The chain is crafted from 14K white gold, hallmarked 14K, Italy. Featuring one natural square shaped Columbian emerald, 12 natural full cut diamonds, classic vintage styling, and high quality craftsmanship. This luscious pendant is expertly claw-set with a beautiful Columbian emerald, which displays a greenish/blue hue (a characteristic of Columbian emeralds). The emerald is adorned by a sparkling diamond halo, which enhances the precious emerald beautifully. The pendant has been matched up to a 14K white gold adjustable chain, which features a secure lobster claw clasp. This vintage pendant is petite, yet very eye catching.... truly a versatile piece that can be worn day or night. 

Note: Appraisal included with the pendant & chain. 

History: Emerald gemstones were mined in Egypt as early as 330 BC, but some estimate that the oldest emeralds are 2.97 billion years old. Cleopatra is perhaps the most famous historical figure to cherish emerald gemstones. She even claimed ownership of all emerald mines in Egypt during her reign.

Diamonds: The Silk Road Diamonds were first discovered in India and have been traded within since as early as 6th Century BC. Until the discovery of diamonds in 18th Century Brazil, and 19th Century Africa,  India was known to be the sole source of diamonds worldwide.

Although the modern history of platinum only begins in the 18th century, platinum has been found in objects dating from 700 BC, in particular the famous Casket of Thebes (see image). ... The Spanish called this metal Platina, a diminutive of Plata, the Spanish word for silver.

Although the origin of white color gold dates back to 1710, where it was discovered by two alchemists in Germany, it wasn't used widely until much later. White gold as we know it today was really popularised in the 1920s. Although it might seem strange, this luxury material came to popularity in wartime.


Measurements: Face of the pendant 16.00 mm x 7.50 mm    Chain 18" - 20"  (adjustable) 

Stone size: Emerald .60 carats   Diamonds .12 carats 

Weight: 2.77 grams 

Condition: Excellent    Note: pristine 

Origin: Pendant: America      Chain: Italy 

Date: Circa 1960 


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