An opulent 18k gold and silver egg pendant, with a look and feel inspired by Karl Fabergé and the jewelers of Pre-Revolutionary Russia. The pendant contains 133 small diamonds covering the surface of the silver, in a pattern delineated by interlocking figure eight forms and triangles that map across the three dimensional egg with a beautiful outline of black enamel and milgrain work.
The egg is unmarked, but acid tests as sterling silver and 18k, and were found with a matching pair of earrings (also available in our shop) that were hallmarked with a hammer and sickle for the Soviet Union, alongside marks for 750 and 925. There was also a Cyrillic letter indicating the city of origin. Jewelry commissioned by Russian Czars, such as the renowned Farbergé eggs, set a high standard for Russian jewelry. The style and impeccable craftsmanship has been emulated by subsequent generations of Russian turned Soviet jewelers, as seen in this stunning vintage pendant.
The pendant is approximately 7/8” x 1/2”, and is topped with an 18k gold bail that measures 7mm. It weighs 7.3 grams. The pendant contains 133 1.5 mm diamonds. They are J-K in color, VS2-SL1 in clarity. The total carat weight is 1.25 carats.
The pendant is pictured here on our Signature Victorian Inspired 14K Gold Fancy Link Chain, available in our shop.
A true jewelry lineage of Russian history!