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Chunky 25 Natural EMERALD 21 Rose Cut DIAMONDS French Antique 18k Gold Pocket Watch Case Pendant

Chunky 25 Natural EMERALD 21 Rose Cut DIAMONDS French Antique 18k Gold Pocket Watch Case Pendant

Regular price $1,494.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $1,494.00 USD
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ABOUT:

Color AND Sparkle! This striking French Victorian era antique pocket watch case would make the most beautiful pendant for your #neckmess or #neckstack. Crafted in 18k gold, it is decorated with a floral or sunburst design holding 25 natural green emeralds and 21 rose cut diamonds. Even the little scalloped bale is diamond encrusted.

Note that the inside watch mechanism does not work. I can set it and get it ticking, and it will run if I lay it flat undisturbed but once I move it around it stops ticking. I do not know what it would take to repair it so I am selling it as is with no guarantees as to the watch - As is, the watch could be removed to wear the piece as a shaker locket, or worn as an amazing pendant with the clock facing the back.

It is hallmarked with the French hallmark on the little neck leading up to the crown used on 18k gold between 1838 and 1919 which confirms the age of the piece. I love seeing this hallmark as any date range specific marks help give us some built in history on the piece. : )

It is engraved on the inside for Helene Dedet.

Chain in photos is not included.

MEASUREMENTS:
About 24mm by 38mm tall by 12.5mm deep. It weighs a sturdy 14.5 grams but of course this is not the gold weight since the watch mechanism is inside. The largest rose cuts are 2mm and the smaller around 1mm but using estimates by millimeter it is over half a carat in diamonds alone. The center emerald is about 4.5mm.

IMPORTANT CONDITION DETAILS:
All my pieces are pre-owned and in estate condition considering age. As mentioned the watch mechanism is inside and does not work and I can't guarantee that it will because I don't know anything about antique pocket watch repair. I am selling it as a pendant. These always need gentler wear due to the many many stones set into the antique setting and all the hinges and glass. The cover is beautiful. There are some nicks to the stones, especially the center emerald. Natural inclusions. Typical antique rose cuts with rough edges, small nibbles and frosty spots, likely have always been that way.
As with all my items - Please see photos closely as this is not a mint condition item.

I dearly love, collect, wear and sell antique jewelry and enjoy matching these little pieces of history with loving homes.

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