Glass, Moonstone, Ruby, 14ct Pendant 11398-1473

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This fine quality Antique pendant feature 3,9 gms. Moonstone decorated with Rubies and Glass on the back crafted in 14ct.

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This fine quality Antique pendant feature 3,9 gms. Moonstone decorated with Rubies and Glass on the back crafted in 14ct.

Design Era: Mid-Victorian (1856-1880).
Materials: Glass, Moonstone, Ruby, 14ct.
Dimensions: H 3 x L 1.6 x 0.9 cm.
Weight in grams: 3.9.
Condition: Very good condition – slightly used with small signs of wear.

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Design Area

Area Information

Mid-Victorian, grand jewelry (1856-1880), because the Grand or Mid-Victorian era corresponded with the death of Queen Victoria's husband, many jewelry pieces have solemn, somber designs. Known as mourning jewelry, the pieces feature heavy, dark stones. Jet, onyx, amethyst, and garnet are frequently found in jewelry from this period. Compared to previous periods, Mid-Victorian-era jewelry features highly creative, colorful designs using shells, mosaics and gemstones.

Materials

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Material Information

Moonstone

Moonstone is a variety of Orthoclase Feldspar. Named for its blue-white sheen's resemblance to the moon.

Ruby

A ruby is a pink to blood-red colored gemstone, a variety of the mineral corundum (aluminium oxide). The red color is caused mainly by the presence of the element chromium. Its name comes from ruber, Latin for red. Other varieties of gem-quality corundum are called sapphires. The ruby is considered one of the four precious stones, together with the sapphire, the emerald and the diamond.

Glass

Glass is an amorphous (non-crystalline) solid material which is often transparent and has widespread practical, technological, and decorative usage in things like window panes, tableware, and optoelectronics. The most familiar, and historically the oldest, types of glass are based on the chemical compound silica (silicon dioxide), the primary constituent of sand. The term glass, in popular usage, is often used to refer only to this type of material, which is familiar from use as window glass and in glass bottles. Of the many silica-based glasses that exist, ordinary glazing and container glass is formed from a specific type called soda-lime glass, composed of approximately 75% silicon dioxide (SiO2), sodium oxide (Na2O) from sodium carbonate (Na2CO3), calcium oxide, also called lime (CaO), and several minor additives. A very clear and durable quartz glass can be made from pure silica; the other compounds above are used to improve the temperature workability of the product.

14ct

Because of the softness of pure (24k), it is usually alloyed with base metals for use in jewelry, altering its hardness and ductility, melting point, color and other properties. Alloys with lower carat rating, typically 22k, 18k, 14k or 9k, contain higher percentages of copper or other base metals or silver or palladium in the alloy. Copper is the most commonly used base metal, yielding a redder color.

Dimensions

H 3 x L 1.6 x 0.9 cm

Gender

Weight (in grams)

3.9

Condition

Very good condition – slightly used with small signs of wear

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