This absolutely gorgeous late Victorian starburst pendant-brooch in natural seed pearl and 15ct gold would make the perfect seasonal gift as it resembles an elaborate snowflake. It comes with a simple 9ct gold vintage chain of flattened links that is 24 inches long, a perfect length for this stunning and elaborate pendant. The pendant bale is removable and the back is fitted with a brooch pin - these adaptable jewellery pieces were very popular in the 1890s. The'starburst' design became extremely fashionable at the end of the 19th century and into the very start of the 20th century.Brooch-pendants such as this were set with pearl, diamond or paste stones, creating glittering and romantic pieces that sparkled with an ice-like shine. This is a very fine example of the style, modelled in 15 carat gold (stamped 15ct to reverse) and set with good-sized seed pearls. It is very geometric, formed of a six-pointed star with six diamond-shaped details between the points.
Some of the pearls are raised a little and bezel-set with a beaded border, giving the design great definition. It is in overall excellent condition, with all pearls present and the original bale in place. The brooch pin is secure and so is the hook-fitting to which the pendant bale attaches. The item "Antique Victorian 15ct gold pearl starburst snowflake star brooch pendant chain" is in sale since Tuesday, November 28, 2017. This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewellery\Vintage Fine Jewellery\Victorian (1837-1901)".
The seller is "advokate79" and is located in Edinburgh. This item can be shipped worldwide.