A stylish Art Nouveau pendant with a graceful swooping design made from 9ct rose gold. The pendant features two peridot gemstones. Complete with a newer 9ct yellow gold trace link chain that is 44cm long, and while the gold colours are slightly different, they complement each other well. Both the pendant and the chain are marked as 9ct gold.
The lovely vintage box in the photographs is also included, although this may not be original to the piece. This piece of jewellery is a genuine antique from the Edwardian period, which was known for its stylish and intricate designs. The pendant is in good used condition overall, with some light surface wear that is expected with its age.The measurements of the pendant are approximately 41mm long, and the total weight, including the chain, is around 2.1 grams. Rose gold is a type of gold alloy that combines yellow gold with copper and silver to create its unique warm colour.
It became popular during the 19th century and was highly prized by Russian nobility. Peridot is a striking gemstone known for its vibrant green and golden hues.
It was historically believed to bring luck and ward off evil spirits, especially when set in gold. Peridot is the birthstone for August and is associated with 16th anniversaries.
This pendant is not only a beautiful piece of handmade jewellery from a stylish historical period but also carries with it the charm and symbolism associated with its materials and gemstones.