Exceptionally Rare 18ct Shell Pendant C 1840

Exceptionally Rare 18ct Shell Pendant C 1840

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Okay, sometimes we get a jewel and the internet explodes for it... this outstanding petite pink shell pendant is one such jewel. A gorgeous scallop shell set in 18ct, this example dates from the 1870's and is an extremely rare find, with a sleek reverse that underscores the geometry of its design, and is terribly self aware; the fittings echo the shell motif to create a visually striking frame for the natural materials. Very begrudgingly surrendered out of my personal collection, this piece was likely a Grand Tour souvenir and would make a fantastic addition to any collection. 

Materials and Features: 

18ct gold, scallop shells


Circa 1870, English




Weight: 16.05 grams

Dimensions: 40mm x 51mm (including bale)

Condition: There is one small nip to one of the blushing pink shells. The cut is fine and detailed and is of very high quality. Minor associated age wear. 

Please view and inspect any photos closely. We endeavor to fully disclose all condition information clearly and concisely, however, please note that what qualifies as excellent condition for historical jewelry differs from modern and contemporary pieces; please take the age of the piece into account when examining the piece. Minor age wear is typical and to be expected for antique and vintage jewelry. Unless otherwise stated, gemstones have not been officially graded for color, clarity, or treatment by GIA; any information provided is our own educated, professional assessment.

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Exceptionally Rare 18ct Shell Pendant C 1840
Exceptionally Rare 18ct Shell Pendant C 1840

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