C. 1890 Vintage .50 Carat Diamond and 1-3mm Cultured Pearl Drop Necklace in 14kt Yellow Gold. 15.25"
C. 1890. This outstanding Victorian drop necklace design from our Estate collection showcases a glorious .50 carat diamond that is surrounded by 1-3mm cultured pearls, creating a starburst pendant that hangs from a beautiful chandelier formation. Truly a once-in-a-lifetime vintage find! Safety chain. Box clasp, 14kt yellow gold necklace. Exclusive, one-of-a-kind Estate Jewelry.
Product Details (for C. 1890 Vintage .50 Carat Diamond and 1-3mm Cultured Pearl Drop Necklace in 14kt Yellow Gold. 15.25")
DROP: A dangling or stationary detail which "drops" from a bale, strand or earring backing.
2 1/4 inches
Necklace Drop Width:
1 1/8 inches
14KT: Karat (abbreviated kt or K) is a unit that indicates the purity of gold in the metal. 14kt is 58.33% gold. In the United States, 14K yellow gold is most favored and used in jewelry.
YELLOW GOLD: Gold is a precious metal with a natural yellow color. It is quite soft and often alloyed with other metals to increase its strength. The purity of the metal is indicated by a unit called a "karat," with 24kt having the highest percentage of natural gold.
POLISHED: A buffed-out finish used to produce a mirror-like shine.
SAFETY CHAIN: A chain that is attached to both sides of the opening for a necklace or bracelet. It provides an extra measure of security in case the main clasp fails.
Diamond: The hardest and most brilliant of all gemstones, a diamond can make the heart race with its pure and fiery spark. An ancient symbol of love, a diamond is the preferred gemstone for tokens of affection, such as rings, earrings, necklaces and bracelets. Diamond is the birthstone for April.
(Quantity: 1, Shape & Cutting Style: Round Old Mine Cut
OLD MINE CUT: An antique gemstone cut dating back to the 1700s. Features a rounded square silhouette similar to the modern cushion-cut, but conforms to the shape of the rough gemstone in order to preserve the weight. The culet is usually large enough to be easily seen through the table of the diamond.
, Color Grade: I, Clarity: SI2
CLARITY SI2: Slightly Included. Inclusions are noticeable under 10x magnification.
, Weight: 0.50 carats)
CULTURED PEARLS: Likened to the moon, pearls have been valued for their luminous glow and natural beauty for thousands of years. Today, high-quality cultured freshwater pearls make pearl jewelry affordable to all. Pearl is the traditional birthstone for the month of June.
(Color: White, Quantity: 5, Shape & Cutting Style: Round, Size: 2.5-3 mm)