Date: 1830s – 40s, Late Georgian – Early Victorian era
Materials: aquamarine, solid 15k yellow gold (unmarked; tested with nitric & muriatic acid)
Weight: 17.6 grams
Width of pendant: 57.7 mm
Length of pendant: 41.8 mm
Depth of pendant: 13 mm
Dimension of aquamarines: 17 x 10 mm oval center (approx. 7.5 carats), four 13 x 9 mm (approx. 4.5 carat each). Approx. ctw:
Condition: excellent antique condition for its age. Though cannetille filigree work is notoriously delicate, there appear to be no missing elements except for one tiny scroll to the edge. The silver foiling to one of the aquamarines shows age-related crazing. Three of the foils are somewhat lightly tarnished, leading to a subtle “smoked” mirror effect. The gold surface shows expected age surface wear. The reverse side edges of the gold shows some nibble-like tiny dents. The brooch mechanism appears to have been added or replaced later.