Regal Boxed Victorian 14K Gold Portrait Necklace, Rose Cut Diamonds & Pearls
A stunning and unusual Victorian c. 1890s boxed pendant acquired from a San Francisco estate. This is truly fit for a queen, and one of the most lovely pieces we've ever acquired!
The center of the necklace features a portrait of a regal young woman hand painted on porcelain and set in 14K yellow gold. The woman is wearing beautiful jewels and a crown.
The pendant is surrounded by small rose cut diamonds and cultured pearls in the most beautiful, delicate setting. A diamond is set in a bow at the top and a pearl dangles from the bottom. Simply elegant!
The large pendant measures 2-1/2" tall by 1-3/4" wide, not including the chain. It tests for 14K gold. The chain tests for 10K gold, and the back of the pendant is also 10K gold. The necklace hangs 20-1/2" long. Total weight of the pendant is 24.37 grams.
The pendant has its original bale at the top, and at some point a delicate 10K gold chain with small cultured pearls was added. I imagine that this was added so that the pendant could hang differently, allowing the the entire pendant to be viewed. It's really an elegant look. If you wish, the chain can be removed by the rings and wear a sturdy chain on the bale.
One of the most fabulous things about this presentation piece is that it comes in its original deep purple heart-shaped velvet and silk presentation box. So regal!
This is a truly special presentation piece for one to treasure!