Since the Renaissance, baroque pearls have been featured in jewelry, particularly pendants. Their intriguing shapes and forms make for a unique focal point.
This Edwardian antique pendant places centermost a snowy white natural freshwater pearl of over 15 by 12 mm. It surfaces a series of swirls and eddies of highs and lows.
Surrounding this is a graceful fretwork of platinum studded with thirty one diamonds. With a total carat weight of 2.36, each is an old European cut diamond.
From sizes ranging from on half carat (.50 c) down to .02 carats, their shimmer dots every surface of the four part pendant. The color H-I, with a clarity range of SI1-2. White and fiery, their lively presence dances around the center with exceptional brilliance.
The bottom dangle features another cultured white round pearl with a cap of diamonds. Pure 1900's glamour, its easy to see why some won't wear anything but antique diamonds.
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Historical note: The high Edwardian period featured a neutral palette often composed of just diamonds or diamonds and pearls. Platinum came into use for the first time in jewelry and given its inherent properties, pieces could become light, openwork frames as a backdrop for the diamonds or gems. Millegrain borders (tiny beaded edges) arose as a distinctive decorate elements.