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Victorian Gemstone Owl Necklace

$1,300

In ancient times, the owl was a symbol for Athena, goddess of wisdom and strategy, before the Greeks gave their divine pantheon human forms. According to myth, an owl sat on Athena's blind side so that she could see the whole truth. This Victorian pendant (formerly a stickpin) features a garnet-eyed owl with rose cut diamonds and a blister pearl.

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  • Materials

    14k gold (tests), silver, 16 rose cut diamonds, 2 1mm garnet cabochons, 10mm x 6.5mm blister pearl, new 14k gold chain

  • Age

    c. 1880

  • Condition

    Very good - converted from a stickpin into a pendant at some point in time

  • Size

    7/8" length including the bale, 18" chain

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18371901

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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