Edwardian Platinum Diamond + Carved Carnelian Heart + Crown Pin/Pendant
An absolutely fabulous and unusual carnelian and diamond pin/pendant from the Edwardian (ca1910) era! This stunning and regal piece is comprised of a large carnelian heart, which has a flat but 3-dimensional look and a stunning deep burnt red hue. Riveted into the top of the heart is an ornate crown crafted in platinum, which is wonderfully detailed with prominent etching and milgrained details. Nine old Mine Cut diamonds are bezel set along the top points of the crown and three accent stones are set in the center. On the back of the crown is a hidden bail as well as a secure clasped pin, allowing you to wear the piece in two different ways. It would look magnificent hanging from a complimentary chain or attached to a lapel and is truly a work of art. It would make a wonderful addition to any collection!
Measurements: The carnelian and diamond heart pin/pendant hangs a little less than 1 7/8" long, is 1 1/4" at the widest point and has a depth of 1/4".
Condition: The overall condition of the pin/pendant is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the platinum setting and all of the diamonds are intact. The carved carnelian heart is excellent condition, however, there is a small, naturally occurring and very minor internal flaw at the top of the heart, however, it is not visible when worn and does not detract from the overall beauty of the piece.