Edwardian 10kt/Silver Rose Cut Diamond Number '13' Pendant
The Romanov Tercentenary marked the Russian dynasty's final chapter. Ironically, despite his imminent demise, the last Tsar's popularity had never been greater, as the cheering masses during the 1913 celebrations revealed. A service in the Cathedral of our Lady of Kazan in St. Petersburg was held in February, followed by numerous receptions at the Winter Palace and a lavish ball in honor of the Imperial Couple, Nicholas and Alexandra. To commemorate Russia's pre-Petrine past, the Tsarina wore the traditional kokoshnik headdress with a simple tunic. In May the couple retraced the pilgrimage taken by Michael Fedorovich, the first Romanov Tsar, from his birthplace in Kostroma to the ancient capital of Moscow.
An absolutely lovely Russian gold and silver '13' charm/pendant from the Edwardian (ca1913) era! This commemorative, historical piece was most likely created to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the Romanov dynasty in 1913. The pendant is crafted in 10kt yellow gold topped in silver and has a wonderfully ornate design, which is based on the number '13'. With an open wirework motif, a large silver-topped '13' is displayed at the center and detailed with four old Rose Cut diamonds, one set within the number '1' and three set within the number '3'. The ornate number has a Cyricllic-like appearance and the large number is surrounded by a circular double frame, the inner being silver and the outer being gold. The pendant hangs from a simple gold bail, allowing you to easily hang from your favorite chain. The special piece looks beautiful on and would be perfect for anyone that has a connection to the number 13!
Measurement: The pendant hangs 1 1/8" long, is 7/8" wide and tall, and 1/16" thick.
Condition: The overall condition of the charm/pendant is great. Besides normal wear, there is no serious damage to the gold and silver setting and all of the diamonds are intact. Due to the handmade nature of the piece, or possibly from wear, the pendant's circular frame is not perfectly round, however, this is hardly noticeable when the piece is worn.