Inspired by the ornate rococo design of an 18th-century armchair, the Lattice Spinel Pendant displays a geometric design taken from antique forms. Composed of sterling silver and yellow gold plate, it features a remarkable black spinel stone at its center, adding beautiful contrast to the metallic luster of the pendant. 18"L with 2" extender. 5/8" sq.
Sterling silver and yellow gold plate
Black spinel stone
18"L with 2" extender
5/8" sq. WILLIAMSBURG exclusive!
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.