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Antique Victorian amethyst heart pendant(and redo)

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    Posted 3 years ago

    Bettyb00
    (197 items)

    A recent impulse buy is this beautiful 9ct yellow gold rim set Victorian heart shaped faceted amethyst and seed pearl pendant.
    It has a ribbon of seed pearls on the top of the heart and is hallmarked for 9ct gold and makers mark.

    Updated post-I have added an antique bow and swivel clip & had the jeweller solder a jump ring on the bow so it sits right on the akoya pearl necklace.

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    1. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 3 years ago
      Pretty pendant, I love the Amethyst
    2. Bettyb00 Bettyb00, 3 years ago
      Peasejean55-thankyou:)
      rucklczglass-thank-you:)
    3. antiquerose antiquerose, 3 years ago
      So Pretty !!
    4. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 3 years ago
      This is beautiful.... is the maker's mark T&S? If so it could be Taylor & Sharp Hobart 1895 - post ww2..... I have a gold pearl set heart with the T&S mark on it..... I have only just joined this wonderful site so will post some pictures hopefully when I work out how to do it lol.
    5. Bettyb00 Bettyb00, 3 years ago
      Hello Tassiedevil,Yes the initials are T&S how wonderful it would be to discover this is an Australian piece!
      I do like the aussie antique jewellery:)I am also new to this great site and have learned so much.
      Betty
    6. Bettyb00 Bettyb00, 3 years ago
      Thank-you antiquerose:)It is so delicate and pretty.
    7. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 3 years ago
      Thanks Bettyboo, I have posted the picture of my heart pendant with the T&S mark. Yes, the site is great and I am always looking to learn more......plus it keeps the brain active!
    8. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      This caught my eye immediately Betty. So beautiful.
    9. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 3 years ago
      A very stylish piece of jewelry. Here is an article that may help to identify the origins of any other period jewelry pieces in your collection:

      http://university.langantiques.com/index.php/Hallmarks_on_Period_Jewelry
    10. Bettyb00 Bettyb00, 3 years ago
      Thanks Efesgirl:)I did find that link earlier as I wanted to know how America marked their gold but could not find any info on the amethyst pendant.
    11. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 3 years ago
      You are welcome :)
    12. Bettyb00 Bettyb00, 3 years ago
      Thank-you racer4four:)
    13. IVAN49 IVAN49, 3 years ago
      Excellent craftsmanship! Look at image 3 (higher magnification) the setting of the pearls. I have already commented it elsewhere. Very sharp, chisel like instrument is used and gold surface close to the pearl is cut to produce a notch or ``prong`` that slightly overrides the pearl circumference. Four notches for each pearl. That`s seldom done today.They simply glue pearls wit resin glue or whatever.
    14. Bettyb00 Bettyb00, 3 years ago
      Thank-you IVAN49:)Is the technique known as grain setting ? I find the process of jewellery making very interesting.

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