A one of a kind vintage gold pique pendant necklace. The pique has a lustrous 9K gold and silver inlay that shimmers in any light. Quite the unique gift idea! 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 pendant necklace!
Materials: 9 Karat Gold, Sterling Silver
Gemstone: Bone, Shell
Measurements: 1.5 inches tall, 17 inch long gold-filled chain added
Weight: 3.4 grams
Condition: Good with no chips or nicks to the pique which, when held to light shows a lovely mottled brown coloring.