This is one of the most amazing 18ct pieces we have ever had: we’ve never had a French ruby and pearl pendant like this. She is a classic example of Orientalist French jewelry from the Napoleon III Period, including beautiful ribbon-work detailing on the gold, highlighting the intersection of textile and decorative art. I am so in love with this pendant and I think that it is just a cut above a true Curio masterpiece.
Materials and Features:
18ct gold, rubies, pearls
Napoleon III Period, French
Weight: 4.5 grams
Dimensions: 39mm x 20mm not including bale
Condition: Note that there is a line in the central ruby. Minor associated age wear.
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Stunning 18ct French Ruby and Pearl Pendant