Skip to main content

A stunning 9ct Victorian Lavaliere pendant you simply won’t want to take off. The delicacy of the chain, the size of the pendant; this is a very remarkable example of a lavaliere from the Belle Epoque. Pearls hold many meanings in the Victorian language of gems- some consider them Tears of Heaven, others, Gifts of Sea- and some still, the Jewel of Purity. Pearls were fashionable wedding adornments, and this laurel wreathe with her forget-me-not culmination, and sensual ribbon’d bow reveals a sweet surprise at her centre- an invisibly set larger pearl to sway with her wearer’s saunter. Perhaps a chaste sentiment, or even an anatomical indication; either way, an utterly unforgettable pendant.

Measures: 16” chain, 1.25” pendant

Materials: 9ct, Pearls

Marks: 9ct (chain clasp) 9ct, VBco (pendant

Age/Origin: English, 1880-1900

Weight: 3.6g

Condition: excellent for her age, a truly stunning historical 9ct lavaliere. The chain is perhaps a later addition, it may have not been attached in this manner to its first chain, but has always been a lavaliere we believe.

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.

Your Cart

Your cart is currently empty.
Click here to continue shopping.