E511 Diamond Pendant set in Basket Diamonds with Tear Drop set Dangles with Diamonds:


This pendant is handmade of 14 karat yellow gold in a setting style called "Basket" set. The outcome looks like a flower with this Antique setting. There are seven small hand-cut Diamonds at 2.6 mm each in weight, and the other three diamonds are 3 mm points each.
This pendant is circa dated to 1875.
Antique Diamonds
When judging diamonds in antique jewelry, one must be careful not to judge antique diamonds by modern standards. Antique diamonds have a soft romantic glow that many people find very appealing. Antique diamonds typically have smaller tables, higher crowns, deeper pavilions, and thicker girdles than their modern counterparts. Antique diamonds were cut to maximize carat weight, not "fire." That's why the proportions of old diamonds are quite different from their modern counterparts.
Diamonds were cut by hand until the early 1900s. This was a complicated, time-consuming process. Unfortunately, many antique diamonds have been re-cut with modern cutting techniques. This has caused demand for these old cut diamonds to soar in recent years, along with the prices that people are willing to pay for them. An antique diamond is frequently more expensive than a new diamond with the same carat weight.
The size of the pendant is 1 1/2 inches wide 1 1/2 inches tall. The chain and pendant are 17 inches long. The necklace and diamonds are in excellent condition and strong to wear.

Price: $995.00