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Interlude In Pink - Vintage Art Deco Revival 14K White Gold Pink Sapphire & Diamond Locket Pendant.  This stunning pendant is crafted from 14K white gold, hallmarked 14K. The chain is hallmarked 10K.  Featuring 70 natural full cut diamonds, 4 natural square cut pink sapphires, Art Deco styling, and  high quality craftsmanship. The gallery on this gorgeous pendant is expertly bezel-set with beautiful pink sapphire gemstones, and sea of sparkling diamonds.  The pattern on the face of the pendant is a subtle flower, which is created by open-gold work.  The bale is substantial, and also set with sparkling diamonds. The bale opens up so the locket can also be worn as an enhancer on a pearl necklace.  The back of the locket is polished and smooth with pretty open-gold work of a floral patten.  The chain has a lovely diamond cut finish, and a spring ring clasp in perfect working order.   This Vintage Locket looks amazing when worn, truly an Art Deco Revival beauty to be cherished for many years to come.

Note: Appraisal included with the pendant. 

History: Origin. Pink sapphires have become more available since new deposits were found in Madagascar in the late 1990s. Until that time, pink sapphires were considered exceptionally rare since they were only found in a few locations around the world, the most popular locations being Sri Lanka, Myanmar and East Africa.

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.

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:  Pendant 31.00 mm x 22.00 mm     Chain 18" 

Stone Size: Diamond .50 carats    Pink Sapphire  .60 carats 

Weight: Pendant 8.90 grams      Chain: 1.70 grams 

Condition: Excellent 

Origin: Canada 

Date: Circa 1990 

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