E620 Diamond Pendant set in Basket Diamonds in Rose Gold:


This pendant is handmade of 9 karat Rose gold in a setting style called "Basket" set. The outcome looks like a flower with this Antique setting. There are three small hand-cut Diamonds with the top diamond at 3.3 mm's, the central diamond at 3 mm's and the bottom at 3.5 mm's. All diamonds are Antique old cut diamonds. The circa date would be 1850- 1860. This style of pendant would be the type of gift given to a young girl being "Presented to Society" in the Victorian period.

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 entirely different from their modern counterparts.
Diamonds were cut by hand until the early 1900's. This was a laborious, 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 often more expensive than a new diamond with the same carat weight.
The size of the pendant is 1 1/2 inches long and 3/8 of an inch wide. The chain is a new chain added to the Victorian Pendant. The pendant and diamonds are in excellent condition and secure to wear.

Price: $445.00