Circa the Victorian era, a diamond clover is laid elegantly against a crescent moon in this lovely 18k gold pendant. The three leaf clover is represented by three Old Mine Cut diamonds, prong set in the center of the piece with the clover’s stem veering to the side. The crescent moon has beautiful scalloped edges, with Rose Cut diamonds bead set into place. Graduated in size, each Rose Cut diamond was carefully hand selected, compromising an array of antique diamonds that compliment each other beautifully within the piece. The diamonds are held in a crownlike carriage setting that raises the pendant and gives the piece depth.
The pendant is rich with symbolism. In the Victorian era, a crescent moon was a symbol of transition and a change of season. A clover is a classic symbol of love, hope, and faith. This pendant, which combines the two, could be worn as a symbol of hopeful change, and to remind the wearer to have faith as they leap into new ventures.
The diamonds are G-H in color, VS2-SL1 in clarity. The Old Mine Cut diamonds in the flower measure 3.25 mm. The Rose Cut diamonds range from 2.25 - 1 mm. In total, the pendant contains .5 of a carat of diamonds.
Weight: 2.43 grams. Size: 9/16”h x 3/4”w x 5/16”d not including the bail which measures 5x7 mm. Circa 1890’s.