Antique 1700's Baroque 16k Yellow Gold French Enamel Pearl Pendant & Pin/brooch
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Antique 1700's Baroque 16k Yellow Gold French Enamel Pearl Pendant & Pin/brooch:
Antique 1800s Victorian 10k Rose Gold Mourning Jet Black AMAZING Pendant!!
14.9 Heavy Grams total weight
Size and Measurements:The pendant measures just over 1 and 1/2 inches by 1 and 1/2 inches.
Details of Style & or Stones(s):
This is one of the oldest pendant that i have ever sold! This beautiful pendant was made mid to late 1700's and is very Baroque in style and age! During the Baroque Era in jewelry there is a very big difference from the Georgian Jewelry that you see that follows this Era. The Georgian Era almost all together abandoned Enamel work as well as this sort of design work. During the Baroque Era Enamel and Pearls were added to the mix of jewelry very different from therenaissanceage that it followed. Baroque Jewelry also used very high karat gold such as this, almost nothing was ever made below 16k Gold. 16k Gold was made in France, the top tier country in cutting edge jewelry designs and style during this period. This beautiful high karat gold just shines a bright yellow due to the high karat that it is. All gold work would of been hand melted, the design hand carved including every little piece of filigree work, imagine trying to do this type of work during the 1700's. The artist then hand painted the topside of the pendant blue enamel, leaving portions of the topside of the pendant not enameled to give it contrast with the bright Yellow color. Some enamel has worn off in the long lifetime of this amazing pendant, however AMAZINGLY almost all of the enamel is still intact. The pearls are beautiful and appear to be original to the pendant, the prong on a few of the pearls look like they are bent side ways a bit, this is not the case. The prongs were also hand made and that being so tilt just a little bit. The pendant can also be used as a Pin or brooch as it has a pin on the backside, this was added at a much later date, most likely in the 20's or 30's with the type of lever clasp it has, it is also 16k Yellow Gold. It is IMPOSSIBLE to find jewelry of this age any longer, truly a one of a kind master piece! This beautiful pendant would of been custom made for a very wealthy lady of the day. She would of had this custom made based on her specifications and the style of the period. A heirloom quality pendant!
Baroque jewelry is some of the rarest jewelry to find and some of the most sought after jewelry! You see, most people during the early 1700's could not afford to purchase precious metal jewelry such as this. That being the case it was almost always custom ordered by a rich and wealthy family and hand made. Because of the selective amounts made during this time, not much has survived the years of being broken, melted, and just simply lost with time. This is a true rarity!
Markings:The pendant is not stamped, however it has been tested and guaranteed to be 16k Yellow Gold, NOT Gold Filled or plated. Please read below as how we test all of our items in a non-harmful way with our XRF-Spectrometer gun.
Summary:This is a beautiful
and antique item! Baroque jewelry as I stated above is very rare to find
with this quality of gold work! Again, as stated this type of jewelry was reserved
for the rich and wealthy and few examples have stood the test of time of being
melted, broken, and just lost with time. Please don't hesitate to offer on this
truly beautiful item. You may never see another item like this with this quality of gold work again! This item will truly be the staple of anybody's collection and be
XRF-Spectrometer Gun:All of our jewelry is guaranteed to be as stated above through an X-Ray Florescent-Spectrometer test that reads the alloys of the metal without damaging the piece like nasty acid and scratch tests. This tells us the purity of many precious metals and the alloy of an unknown metal or element. Rest assured that we are 100% positive that you are receiving the real deal!
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*All items are pre-owned and may show signs of normal wear with age unless otherwise stated.
*Guaranteed to be the purity of what is listed above or we will issue a full refund.
*Please read and understand the measurements and look at the pictures completely before placing a offer.
Returns:We offer 14 day money back with buyer pays return shipping. If there is a gross mistake made by us we will pay for the return shipping. We do not believe in making you pay for our mistakes. Items must be sent back to us in original condition and carefully packaged.We ask that if you decide to return the item that you include the Item number on a piece of paper for a quicker refund process.
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Shipping:We ship domestic rate of $3.25. If you win two items or more and forget to ask for a combine shipping I will either ask or upgrade you to priority mail small flat rate box for $6.25. If not I will refund you the overcharge. We combine items at no extra cost to you. Add .25 cents for each additional ounce past 3 ounces if one has multiple items. We ship internationally with registered or express mail only. If an item is over $200.00 then the package will be sent out by express mail of roughly $58.00. Anything bellow will be shipped by priority mail for roughly 30.00. We do not intend to make money off of the shipping.I am sorry but we no longer ship to Russia.Please contact us for a quote regarding your country. All international packages will have insurance. We will not undervalue any items or mark packages as “gifts.” We also expect the international buyer to be aware of any additional custom charges that may be associated when receiving their package.
About Us:We are two young professionals "Alexis" & "Chris". We met in a photography class in college. We both go to college and sell New, Vintage, & Antique jewelry on as a full time job. We are not your typical college aged kids, we know the value of a dollar and what customer service truly means, we will always go out of our way to make our customers as happy as possible. We started out in the jewelry business knowing individuals who were in the smelting business. As we watched these smelters melting new, vintage, & antique 100+ year old jewelry for the metal value, we cringed!! We thought, there must be a way to save this special and once in a lifetime type of jewelry instead of melting these wonderful items.Well then the bright idea of selling these beautiful items smacked us in the face!We started buying small items such as rings, bracelets and necklaces from these smelters and selling these items to wonderful people who would appreciate them and cherish them for a lifetime!
After starting out small time, we started to go to Antique shops, estate sales, estate buy outs, smelters, sales, coin shows, or just about anywhere possible we could get our hands on these wonderful and beautiful jewelry items! We started to set up at trade shows and other events to sell to people, we love the interaction with people! To work more with our school schedule we eventually phased out the trade show atmosphere and started selling jewelry on ! I'm glad we did, you can get just as much interaction with people over the internet as you can face to face. We love all of our customers and love the quick messages anybody likes to send our way! After starting to sell jewelry on we started our business called Aumia Gold & Silver Jewelry And Collectibles LLC, "Aumia" Is Golden Lady in Latin. We try to offer a variety of jewelry from Rings, Necklaces, Pendants, Brooch's, Gold & Silver. We also offer Native American Jewelry, Art Deco Jewelry, Victorian Jewelry, Antique Chinese Jewelry and much much more! We try to post a mix of each variety every day Mon-Fri.
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