This 14k gold Victorian pendant makes a perfect circle--two edges of a crescent moon are enclosed by an Old Mine Cut diamond. Held in place by a five-prong setting, the diamond represents a star. The moon is dotted with seed pearls that descend in size to the very tips of the crescent, where gold granulated details continue the rhythm of the design. The seed pearls are hand-selected, well matched, but with organic variations that add another level of beauty to the piece. This is a medium-sized pendant, delicate but with the perfect amount of presence.
The crescent moon was originally a brooch, converted into a pendant for modern day use. Celestial jewelry became popular in the Victorian and Edwardian eras, as recent advances in astronomy allowed people to look to the sky with new understanding. It has resurfaced in popularity as a major trend in contemporary fashion.
The pendant measures 1” x 1.25”, including an oval bail that measures 5x7 mm. It weighs 2 grams. The Old Mine Cut diamond is G-H in color, SL1 in clarity and measures 2.25 mm across. It is a small diamond, but with nice chunky facets and gorgeous sparkle. There are 25 seed pearls; a few have been replaced throughout the life of the piece.
The piece looks beautiful on a delicate chain. We have many available in our shop!