The crescent moon shape has been employed in jewelry design since time immemorial. The Victorians had a fascination with astronomy and were especially taken with the ever-changing lunar phases. Here, a sliver of moon is studded with turquoise and 33(!) diamonds. Once a brooch, it's now a necklace with our addition of a period-appropriate chain (c. 1880).
14k gold (tests), silver, 33 old European cut diamonds ranging from 1.5mm to 3mm, 2 1mm rose cut diamonds, 11 oval turquoise cabochons, 9k gold Victorian chain
Very good - converted from a brooch into a necklace using a period chain
1 1/2" crescent, 19" chain
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1837 — 1901
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.
A turquoise given by a loving hand carries with it happiness and good fortune. -Arabic proverb
In the 14th century, it was discovered that the only way to cut a diamond was with another diamond.