Gemstone: Citrine & Pearl
Cut: Round Citrine
Weight & Colour: Citrine (17mm diameter) = approx. 17cts
8 Pearls measure 2.70 mm diameter each
Material: 9ct Yellow Gold
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An antique Edwardian round citrine cluster pendant, bezel set in 9ct yellow gold. Surrounded by 8 small 2.7mm pearls. The citrine measures 17mm in diameter and weighs an estimated 17cts. The pendant measures 35mm length and 30mm width. Handmade.
Edwardian & Belle Époque Period (1901 - 1910):
Named after the reigning King Edward VII and with notable influences from French Rococo décor, this period was the shortest in antique jewellery history. However, it was during this time that platinum was introduced into the art of jewellery making which changed the way diamonds could be set. The popular jewellery design at the time was the “garland” which flowed on from the Art Nouveau period as it focused on nature but more particularly, on flowers and leaves often arranged in some circular shape. Through the use of milgrain and pierced and engraved metals, the Belle Époque designs gave way to jewellery that mimicked the delicate nature of lace and ribbon with natural pearls and old mine cut diamonds being the material of choice.