Eloise Citrine Pendant
This one-of-a-kind necklace is composed of:
Georgian dress pin from the 1700s, featuring a large old mine cut genuine citrine surrounded by diamond paste stones set in a sterling silver step-cut setting common to the era. This pendant was originally made and sourced in England.
This necklace measures a standard 18" on a 14k gold filled chain, with the pendant measuring 1.25" in width.
The history behind paste stones is unique: the Kimberly diamond mines of South Africa weren't discovered until 1869-71 - making diamonds not as accessible or common in circulation. Because of this, jewelers resorted to making their own "Paste" stones as a more common and cost effect alternative to diamonds. These stones were handmade from a crystal compound and polished with metal powder until it shimmered like a gemstone. Paste accessories were the most sought after jewelry of the Georgian era of the 1700s—often dawning royalty, aristocrats, and wealthy alike.
All of our modern heirlooms are designed with elements mostly from the late 1800s - 1920s and the highest quality solid gold and gold-filled components. To learn more about different types of gold and composition, check out our Gold Jewelry Guide.
We make, design, and restore each piece of jewelry with the hope you will love and enjoy your modern heirlooms for many years to come. Check out our Jewelry Care Guide for tips on how to care for your pieces so they last a lifetime.
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