Victorian Lapis Lazuli & Split Pearl Pendant
A Jewellery made in the the Victorian era (1839-1901). 75% pure gold (or 750 parts pure gold and 250 parts other metals) An historically popular deep blue opaque gemstone. Lapis Lazuli is chiefly composed of the mineral Lazurite and is often flecked with gold Pyrite, giving each stone a unique mysticism. and Split Natural pearls are an organic gem formed inside live mollusc shells and come in all shapes and sizes. They are formed as the result of a natural irritant within the mollusc's mantle and as a defence, layers of iridescent nacre form over the top of it, creating a pearl. pendant of circular design. The pendant is set to the centre with a large A polished, not faceted, dome shaped stone - either round or oval with a flat polished base, primarily used as a cut for phenomenal stones such as cat's eyes and stars.
cut piece of lapis lazuli and surrounded by a single row of split pearls. A further twelve pieces of cabochon cut lapis circle the pearls in a circular cluster. There is gold scrollwork between the lapis set loop and the pendant.
|Date & Origin||Victorian (1839-1901)|
|Measurements||2⅜ in / 6 cm from top to bottom. Pendant is 1 ½ in / 3.8 cm diameter|
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