Victorian Cushion Cut Diamond Pendant
Cushion cut diamonds, quite popular in the 19th century are a rarity today. Full of character and prized for brilliance, this large open culet stone is cut with a more rectangular shape and larger facets that have rounded corners.
A showstopper of a cushion cut diamond of about .65 carats (I-J color; SI2-3 clarity) is the main attraction of this circa 1880 pendant. The diamond rests within a silver quatrefoil bezel and is surrounded by a total of twenty (20) rose cut diamonds. The visually interesting perimeter is edged with ten (10) of the diamonds within silver trefoil motifs punctuated with ten (10) more set in rosette collets of rose gold.
Measurements: 3/4 of an inch (2 cm) in length including bale by 1/2 of an inch (1.3 cm) in width. Weight of 2.1 grams (1.4 dwt).
Hallmarks: 925 on bale.
Condition: Very good to excellent; later added silver bale; some slight variation to silver surface on reverse; old remains of original fitting seen only on reverse; few minute chips to diamond visible with magnification.
Date: Circa 1880 for pendant; modern bale.
Note: Diamond has not been removed from mount to preserve the integrity of the setting. Diamond weight has been approximated by measurement and formula and may vary from actual weight. Grading has been done in situ and may vary if stone is removed.
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