Edwardian 15ct Gold Pearl & Red Spinel Heart Pendant
A beautiful pendant from the Edwardian period, c1905. The pendant is made from 15ct gold and is in the shape of a heart frame. The frame is set with alternating seed pearls and red spinel gemstones. The spinel have a striking red colour and a soft rectangular shape. Spinel were often mistaken for rubies during this period as they are mined in the same regions and have a similar colour. In fact, the two gemstones fell under the same name for some time until more sophisticated techniques showed their differences. These spinels are particularly lovely and look beautiful as a contrast to the soft creamy lustre of the pearls.
The pendant will come on a 14kt gold fill chain as pictured
Materials - 15ct Gold (marked), Pearls, Red Spinel
Age - C1905
Size - The heart measures approx 19mm long excluding the bail, by 17mm wide.
Condition - Very good. A little undulation to the back of the frame, commensurate with age and noted for accuracy only.
Weight - 1.88g pendant only.