Olden Days Flickering Rose Cut Diamond Star Pendant
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A celestial Diamond Star pendant, dating to the late 19th century in the style so desirable at the time and fully set with shimmery old Diamonds in Silver backed with 9ct yellow Gold. The eight pointed star appears in cultures around the world, an emanation of renewal and new beginnings, a very lovely context.
The central gem; an antique high 25 facet Rose Cut Diamond (which we judge to weigh one carat) is laid over foil and capturing the light as it rolls over the triangular facets in the characteristic way, it quite catches our breath! ....and there is at least half a carat again in the twinkles of the Rose cut Diamonds to the points surrounding. This jewel has travelled over the centuries, and having been through many transformations in its lifetime, when we found this piece it was clumsily mounted as a ring, so we had our jeweller remove the band and attach a bale so that it can be worn as a glittering pendant. The centre gem looks to be in an original Georgian pinched collet setting, whilst the points fashioned later to bring this old gem into fashion again. It measures 2cm across and hangs from a 9ct bale fashioned from a recycled brooch pin.