Edwardian Turquoise & Diamond Pendant / Brooch
A rare and spectacular Edwardian era turquoise and diamond pendant with components that allow the piece to also be worn as a brooch.
Wonderful natural turquoise cabochon gemstones are impressive in size and in blue sky color. Delicate milgrain detailing surrounds both of them. Bright old cut diamonds of total 1.10 carat weight are set above, below and on sides of turquoises in typical edwardian halo composition.
When the pendant is turned over, you can see a screwing component that allows the pendant to be worn as a brooch. This was quite an ingenious way that jewelers used to design their jewelry - so that the pieces can get the maximum amount of use and for them to be worn during the appropriate occasions.
The brooch/pendant is crafted in 14K gold.
An amazing piece of history that is still as beautiful and wearable today!
Origin: Western Europe, beginning of XX c
NS / WE: 39mmx25mm
GOLD = 585 (14K)