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Late Victorian Diamond Arrow Necklace
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The arrow was used as a symbol of love in Victorian jewelry - a reference to the mythology of the god Eros and his quiver full of love-inspiring golden arrows. Converted from a brooch into a pendant, this late 19th century arrow is modeled in gold and silver with rose cut diamonds set in its point and feathers. On a new 18" 14k gold chain.

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  • Materials

    10k gold (tests), silver, 24 rose cut diamonds, new 14k gold chain

  • Age

    c. 1890

  • Condition

    Very good - most likely converted from a brooch into a pendant

  • Size

    2" length, 3/8" at the widest point, 18" chain

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please note:Terms of Sale

Antiques can be returned unworn and in original condition within 10 days of delivery for an exchange or refund minus the cost of shipping. Once a piece has been altered, including ring re-sizing, it is FINAL SALE.

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