Inspired by the center splat of an 18th-century armchair from Baltimore, this fan-shaped pendant features eight citrine stones encased in sterling silver. A yellow gold plate focal point rests at the top of the elegant pendant, which hangs from a sterling silver chain. 18"L. 3/4"H x 3/4" W.
Sterling silver and yellow gold plate
3/4"H x 3/4"H
18"L with 2" extender
Clean with silver polishing cloth.
Colonial Williamsburg's DeWitt Wallace Collections and Conservation Building contains a small sampling of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century jewelry. The pieces are valued more for their beauty, or their historical associations, than their monetary worth. Precious and semiprecious stones - diamonds, rubies, emeralds, topaz, and garnets - were as highly prized in the colonial period as they are today, as were gold and silver.
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The pendant was nice and what I expected. The chain was cheap and painted white and did not go with the silver pendant. Now I have to purchase a silver chain! This was not the case with all my other necklaces purchased from Williamsburg. I would suggest not to put a bubblegum machine chain on such a pretty pendant. The quality was disappointing.