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Victorian Rock Crystal & Turquoise Cross Pendant

SOLD Item 12404

This oval 18k yellow gold pendant with closed locket back incorporates several of the characteristic elements of the late Victorian period. The front is centered with a magical cabochon of clear rock crystal set within a simple gold bezel. The rock crystal dome, set with natural Persian turquoise cut en cabochon and placed within an 18k yellow gold cruciform design is bounded with a frame of natural but untested white lustrous half pearls. The underside displays the closed locket back with "shadow image" of cross motif. A jeweler can open locket if so desired.

Measurements: 1-1/2 inches (3.7 cm) in total length including added top "O" fitting and 1-1/4 inches (3.4 cm) without by 15/16 of an inch (2.4 cm) by 1/2 of an inch (1.2 cm) in depth. Weight of 10.7 grams (6.9 dwt).

Condition: Very good; a bit of dust under crystal which can be cleaned by a jeweler.

Date: Circa 1880.