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Delicate pendant with emerald, diamonds & pearls in red gold, Germany circa 1890

The late 19th century was characterized by numerous social agreements that often remained unspoken but whose observance was nevertheless part of good manners. This also included the wearing of day and evening jewellery. It was unthinkable to wear splendid diamond jewellery during the day, except perhaps on special occasions or at court: diamonds in white precious metals such as silver and platinum were only to adorn festive dress, and were particularly appropriate for married women. During the day, no less beautiful jewellery was worn, but warmer gold tones, pearls instead of diamonds and small accents of coloured stones were used. With this combination of materials and its figural design, the present piece is a beautiful piece of daytime jewellery of the years around 1890. As a frame, the pendant shows a crescent moon, which is broken up into graduated pearls and fleur-de-lys elements. Within it, a dainty little bird seems to hover, offering a precious branch in its beak: Two blossoms sit on a golden stem, one a pearl, the other an emerald with leaves of rose-cut diamonds. With its delicate format, the pendant is still suitable as daily wearable jewellery. It is beautifully preserved and was once made in Germany.

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