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Garden Party - Edwardian 9K Rose Gold Peridot 'Art Nouveau' Lavalier Pendant. This exquisite pendant is crafted from 9K rose gold, hallmarked 9ct for 9K gold purity. Featuring 2 natural oval cut faceted peridot, Art Nouveau styling, and quality craftsmanship.  This is a highly decorative Art Nouveau open-work pendant of foliate design and tear drop shape. The peridot gemstones are apple green in colour, displaying a greenish/yellow hue. They showcase wonderful vibrance and sparkle. The peridot are in top condition and exposed to the pendant's reverse side to allow the light to shine through and make them glow. The central gemstone is bordered by intricate ornate scroll-work, wire-work and open-work. A ring is present to the pendant's apex, through which a necklace can pass, to be worn around the neck. To its base, is an attractive oval shaped 'peridot dropper'. An engraved 9ct gold hallmark is present to the pendant's reverse side. The colour of the gold is a beautiful rosy warm colour, which offsets the peridot perfectly. The chain is 14K rose gold fill, and features a spring ring clasp in perfect working order.  The Edwardian era pendant is in superb condition throughout with genuine peridot gemstones, and glorious At Nouveau styling... a lovely item of fine antique gold jewelry.

Note: Contemporary appraisals do not reflect the antique value. 

History: The general consensus is that the pendant finishes in a single stone dangling from the base, often a pearl or diamond. A lavalier necklace is also sometimes called a Y necklace. In pendant form, the lavalier often has delicate filigree work, sometimes with feminine and floral motifs.

The Edwardian era or Edwardian period of British history spanned the reign of King Edward VII, 1901 to 1910, and is sometimes extended to the start of the First World War. The death of Queen Victoria in January 1901 marked the end of the Victorian era.

Art Nouveau, ornamental style of art that flourished between about 1890 and 1910 throughout Europe and the United States. Art Nouveau is characterized by its use of a long, sinuous, organic line and was employed most often in architecture, interior design, jewelry and glass design, posters, and illustration.

According to some of the world's earliest records and documents, this gemstone was first found in 1500 BC on the island of Topaz in the Egyptian Red Sea.  The fabled origin of Peridot stretches back to Ancient Egypt, on the volcanic island of Zebargad in the Red Sea. Peridot was so treasured by the Ancient Egyptians that they kept the island's location a secret. With the fall of the Egyptian empire, the island became lost to antiquity, and was only rediscovered in 1906.  The peridot was King Edward the VII  favourite gemstone. 

Rose gold was first used in early 19th century Russia by the famed jeweler Carl Faberge in his infamous Faberge Eggs, as was known as Russian Gold. Rose gold later gained popularity in the United Stated during the lavish and feminine 1920's, and was worn in engagement rings and fine jewelry.


Measurements:  Pendant 49.50 mm x 20.00 mm    Chain 18"

Stone Size: Peridot 1.90 carats 

Weight: Pendant 1.70 grams    Chain: 1.10 grams 

Condition: Excellent

Origin: England 

Date: 1890 - 1910

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