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Posted 1 year ago

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Bettyb00
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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, 1 year ago
    Pretty pendant, I love the Amethyst
  2. Bettyb00 Bettyb00, 1 year ago
    Peasejean55-thankyou:)
    rucklczglass-thank-you:)
  3. antiquerose antiquerose, 1 year ago
    So Pretty !!
  4. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 1 year 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, 1 year 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, 1 year ago
    Thank-you antiquerose:)It is so delicate and pretty.
  7. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 1 year 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, 1 year ago
    This caught my eye immediately Betty. So beautiful.
  9. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 1 year 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, 1 year 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, 1 year ago
    You are welcome :)
  12. Bettyb00 Bettyb00, 1 year ago
    Thank-you racer4four:)
  13. IVAN49 IVAN49, 1 year 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, 1 year ago
    Thank-you IVAN49:)Is the technique known as grain setting ? I find the process of jewellery making very interesting.

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