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Gorgeous Art Nouveau 18K Diamond Pendant with Green Garnet18k gold pendant, Old European Cut Diamonds Crowned Maiden18k gold pendant, 9.75 grams

$1650.00

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Absolutely gorgeous, this is an authentic Art Nouveau period piece ready to wear and enjoy...Crafted of solid 18K yellow gold, the pendant features a striking design of a Crowned Maiden, surrounded by swirling hair or vines and flower blossoms, and set with 7 super fiery and white old European cut diamonds and a glowing sparkly green garnet. The total estimated carat weight in this special piece is approximately x carats. It has a nice weight of 9.75 grams on my scale.With the beauty of classic Art Nouveau style, the maiden is depicted in profile, with two gem set flowers (one diamond and one green garnet) in her hair and the diamond crown atop her head. Another bezel-set diamond flower blossom is at the lower left of the piece.Measuring approximately 1.2 to 1.5 mm in diameter, the old European cut diamonds in the Maiden\u2019s crown are extremely bright, white and fiery. Their settings are platinum topped with elegant milgrain edging. With chunky old cuts and open cutlets, these are fine quality antique diamonds with beautiful color and clarity and no damages.The old European cut diamond set at the center of a flower blossom is slightly larger, measuring approximately 1.8 mm in diameter, with matching color and clarity and the platinum topped milgrain edged setting. I would estimate the total carat weight of diamonds to be approximately .10 carats or so.Being a lover of green gems, I especially love the bright glow and sparkle of the natural green garnet set in the flower above the maiden\u2019s ear. It measures approximately 2 mm in diameter and is estimated to weigh .05 carats. It has a chunky older cut and striking color that pops against he rich color of the gold. It\u2019s in wonderful condition with no damage.Including the original oval shaped jump ring, the total drop length of the pendant is approximately 1 and 1/2 inches. Not including the bail loop or jump ring, the pendant measures approximately 27.8 x 25 mm or just under 1 and 1/8 of an inch x just over 1 inch.I don\u2019t find any hallmarks, but I do see indications that this was once the front half of a sliding style locket. There is a small slot on one edge that would have once had a pin slide in to latch closed. On the back there is a small rectangular piece of gold that looks like it was part of the clasp or added to be part of the closing mechanism.If you would like me to give a light cleaning to the pendant before shipment please let me know with a message in the \u201cNotes to Seller\u201d at checkout. It could use some cleaning, but I\u2019ve left it as is as many collectors prefer to receive items in as found condition.A very special and elegant Art Nouveau piece...perfect to gift to yourself or someone you love...*** To see other lovely pieces of antique and vintage jewelry in my ever changing collection, please visit my shop where I list new items every few days...and follow me on Instagram for first peek at my new finds and creations:[email protected]_vintage_jewels, antique diamond

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