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Superb Vintage Antique 18K Platinum Diamond Pearl Enamel Religious Pendant

Superb Vintage Antique 18K Platinum Diamond Pearl Enamel Religious Pendant
Superb Vintage Antique 18K Platinum Diamond Pearl Enamel Religious Pendant
Superb Vintage Antique 18K Platinum Diamond Pearl Enamel Religious Pendant
Superb Vintage Antique 18K Platinum Diamond Pearl Enamel Religious Pendant
Superb Vintage Antique 18K Platinum Diamond Pearl Enamel Religious Pendant
Superb Vintage Antique 18K Platinum Diamond Pearl Enamel Religious Pendant
Superb Vintage Antique 18K Platinum Diamond Pearl Enamel Religious Pendant
Superb Vintage Antique 18K Platinum Diamond Pearl Enamel Religious Pendant
Superb Vintage Antique 18K Platinum Diamond Pearl Enamel Religious Pendant
Superb Vintage Antique 18K Platinum Diamond Pearl Enamel Religious Pendant
Superb Vintage Antique 18K Platinum Diamond Pearl Enamel Religious Pendant

Superb Vintage Antique 18K Platinum Diamond Pearl Enamel Religious Pendant
Here is an exquisite example of religious jewelry, dating to 1925. Pieces of this quality and condition are rare! The pendant measures about 1-1/8 across, weighs 5.9 grams and is 18K yellow gold, with a platinum front set with rose diamonds. The figure of the Blessed Virgin Mary in profile is carved mother-of-pearl, not rubbed down or showing any wear. There is a border of tiny natural seed pearls. The outstanding workmanship of this piece is shown in the translucent, heavenly blue plique-à-jour (“glimpse the day”) enamel set in 18K gold rays. My photos don’t show it well, but light shines through the enamel. This enameling technique, popular in the Art Nouveau and Art Deco styles, has just about died out as it is very difficult and expensive to create a piece, often requiring many attempts. On the back of the pendant is engraving showing the date of presentation (December 28, 1925), and florid initials. The pendant has been cleaned but not repolished. It is ready to wear, or to present as the best Christmas gift ever! If you’ve previously looked for pieces of this quality and complexity, you will have noticed that they cost several thousand dollars. Don’t pass this one up, as there’s only one! Please note that I have indicated a limited range of countries, based on prior experience. If you live in a country not on the list, you may contact me and I will decide on a case-by-case basis. It’s that simple. Same or next day, please allow for weekends and public holidays. 1 inch = 25.4mm. The item “Superb Vintage Antique 18K Platinum Diamond Pearl Enamel Religious Pendant” is in sale since Sunday, April 14, 2019. This item is in the category “Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Art Nouveau/Art Deco 1895-1935\Necklaces & Pendants”. The seller is “ihs-ihm” and is located in Oakland, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Modified Item: No
  • Material: Enamel
  • Main Stone: Diamond
  • Metal: Platinum

Superb Vintage Antique 18K Platinum Diamond Pearl Enamel Religious Pendant