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Early Victorian Diamond Witch's Heart Pendant

Early Victorian Diamond Witch's Heart Pendant

$2,700.00


Description

DATE: Victorian, c.1840

An incredible early Victorian Witch's Heart pendant with rock crystal heart-shaped cabochon centre and rose cut diamond border. Excellent quality, it's crafted in 18 karat gold with the diamond set in silver. 

The Witch's Heart was a popular motif throughout the Georgian and early Victorian eras, the witches heart features a curved point at the bottom, and implied that the giver had become "bewitched" to fall in love with the recipient... in ancient times the heart was allegedly used to ward off witches and other evil spirits. 

STONES 

Rock Crystal & Rose Cut Diamonds

MEASUREMENTS 

3.0 x 1.8cm (including bail)

WEIGHT 

3.0g

MARKS 

No marks present, tests as 18k gold and silver

CONDITION 

Very good

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