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14K Gold Edwardian Pearl and Sapphire Crescent Moon Pendant


This elongated crescent moon contains graduated alternating pearls and sapphires. The pearls are half-drilled and attached with a post from the back, while the sapphires are bezel set into gold settings that appear cup-like when viewed from the side. The sapphires are a dark shade of blue and have minor inclusions that indicate they are natural. The cut of the sapphires is an old cut with high tables—a beautiful cut with lots of the depth that reveals the age of these antique gemstones. Celestial jewelry was popular during the Victorian and Edwardian eras. This piece was originally a pin; we converted it to have a 14k gold bail and jump ring that allows it to dangle. We love that within this crescent moon, the dark blue of the sapphires evoke a midnight sky. A wonderful celestial piece that conveys moon, stars, and sky. 

The pendant weighs 4.5 grams and acid tests as 14k. At 3 1/8”, it has a nice long length, and is 1/8” thick. The bail is 5 x 7 mm. There are 12 sapphires that range in size from 2.75 - 1.25 mm and equal 1.25 carats. The 13 pearls range in size from 3.5 - 2.4 mm. 

The long length and shape of the crescent moon fit nicely next to other pendants, making this a great piece for stacking. It’s shown here with other celestial pieces, also available in our shop. Create your own galaxy on a chain with the Victorian 18K Gold Pearl Crescent Moon, 14K Gold Signature Galaxy Moon and Stars Pendant with Diamond and Enamel, 14K Gold Hand-Engraved Horse Shoe Nail Pendant, and Vintage Handmade 22K Gold Belcher Link Chain. 

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