Perfume vial or bottle pendants are thought to have originated in ancient Europe and served the dual purpose of also being a piece of jewelry. They may also be used to hold essential oils, paper notes can be placed inside, and also as a cremation ash container. In times when sewage and sanitation weren’t yet developed, the carrying and wearing of a scent also made the day-to-day routine more pleasant - that is, if you could afford to do so.
This tiny but mighty perfume bottle pendant features a sash of turquoise gemstones around it and is set in 14k.
Materials and Features: 14k gold, turquoise
Condition: Excellent condition.
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.