A beautiful antique paste and seed pearl conversion pendant from the Edwardian era, circa 1910's! This fabulous hand crafted piece started life as a brooch and has been skillfully converted into an elegant pendant. Made of 9ct gold, the gorgeous pendant features a bright paste stone at the centre. The native cushion cut paste displays a pale peachy-orange hue which glistens from every angle (typical of paste stones which were often hand cut). Resting in a gallery claw setting, the paste is surrounded by an 'orbit' of little white seed pearls. Interspaced along the orbit, the twelve seed pearls are placed into alternate leaf and circular profiles. Making up the rest of the piece is a ring and jump ring at the top for a chain of your choice to thread through.
The reverse of pendant bears early Australian stamps. The stamps are that of the early Australian quality guarantee - a '9' and 'Sheaf' stamp indicating 9ct gold, and a 'pyramid' stamp which denotes early Australian jeweller, Edwards & Dumbrell of Melbourne, Victoria.
A stunning antique piece which looks beautiful on the neckline. Either by itself or layered with other favorites!