A Superb Edwardian Pearl Lavaliere Pendant
Jewelry and other forms of art during the Edwardian era were elaborate and decorative. Though the 20th century had begun, the Victorian influence was still strong, and this was reflected in the era’s classic, feminine patterns, including jewelry with hearts, flowers, and lacy filigree.
The lines created by a lavalier are sleek, elegant, and sensual. Finely crafted gold with beautiful detail, ending in a single shining gemstone, like a tear running off a cheek, or a dewdrop on the tip of a leaf. In pendant form, the lavalier often has delicate shape, sometimes with feminine and floral motifs.
This beautiful pendant features pearls throughout and a diamond-shaped amethyst stone in the center. Amethyst is known as the stone of St. Valentine because he wore an Amethyst ring in the shape of Cupid, which was meant to symbolize fidelity, eternity, and deeper loving connections.
Materials and Features: 14k gold, amethyst, pearls
Age/Origin: English, Edwardian, c.1910-1920
Measurements: 2.5 grams, 1.5" length
Condition: Very good condition, with a delicate .
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