A charming antique Victorian pique pendant necklace, circa the late 1800s. This pendant starts with a long dome-shaped pique with a teardrop shaped pique dangling just below. The elongated stylized teardrop shaped pendant has yellow gold dotted inlay engraved flowers and leaves. Excellent craftsmanship!
The technique for making pique, inlaying gold and silver into shell or ivory, was brought to England by the Huguenots when they were expelled from France in the late 17th Century. Pique jewelry blossomed in the late 1800's. All original superb antique Victorian pendant necklace!
Materials: Yellow Gold, Sterling Silver
Gemstone: Bone, Shell
Measurements: The pendant measures just shy of 2 inches long and 1/2 inch wide, we've suspended it from a 17 inch 14k gold filled chain for ease of wear.
Date: Circa 1870-1880
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Our collection consists of pieces that are of antique and vintage condition, which means that all our items are secondhand and used. Customers are not purchasing 'new', 'perfect' and 'unworn items', and as such, should expect wear and imperfection. It should be expected that these pieces will have normal wear and tear according to their age. Wear could include patina, scuffs on the gold, slightly loose but secure stones, and light scratches on the stones. We try our best to accurately photograph everything with detailed pictures that can be enlarged and will point out any flaws we feel are noteworthy. Please review the photos carefully before purchasing and reach out to us with any questions.