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1950s 36.50 Carat Ceylon Sapphire and Diamond Yellow Gold Pendant


A magnificent 36.50 carat Ceylon sapphire and 0.32 carat diamond, 18 karat yellow gold and 18 karat white gold set 'serpent' pendant; part of our diverse vintage jewelry collections This magnificent vintage 1950s Ceylon sapphire pendant has been crafted in 18 k yellow gold. The extended octagonal setting displays a stunning feature bezel set 36.50 ct octagonal cut Ceylon sapphire*. The feature sapphire is framed within two realistically modelled writhing snake shaped settings, which entwine and surround the central arrangement. The snakes are embellished with thirteen flush set modern brilliant round cut diamonds, and are embellished with a textured scale decoration to the surface. The interwoven tails of the snakes, to the upper border of the design, frame an individually six claw/prong set modern brilliant round cut diamond. The pendant suspends from a later vintage 9 k yellow gold flat box chain via a discreet ring loop to the upper border of the design, disguised within the curled tails of the snakes. The chain is hallmarked to the conventional spring loaded bolt ring fastening with the maker's makr 'ALD', the 9 k gold fineness mark 375, the London import mark, the date letter for 1978 (D) and the date '1978'. * Ceylon sapphires (mined only in Sri Lanka) are known for their unique color, ranging from very pale blue to vibrant almost electric blue. The colors noted within Ceylon sapphires occur naturally and do not tend to be heat treated, the most sought after known as the cornflower blue. This impressive sapphire snake pendant has been independently tested using state of the art technology (Niton XL2 Analyzer) and verified as 18 k gold. The pendant is supplied with an independent diamond grading report card for the supporting stones, in addition to a full sapphire certificate and report card produced by the Gemmological Certification Services. Images do not always reflect the true colour and brilliance of gemstones and diamonds. The video however provides a truer representation of the actual colour and showcases each stone. Sapphire Quality Color Ceylon blue Cut Octagonal Content 36.50 carats Dimensions 19.70mm x 13.70mm x 11.80mm Diamond Quality Color (average grades) G Clarity (average grades) SI1 Cut Modern brilliant round Content (total) 0.32 carat Dimensions Length of setting 3.7cm/1.45" Width of setting 2.5cm/0.98" Length of chain 55.88cm/22" Date: Pendant Circa 1950 / Chain 1978 Video: A video of this fine piece is available upon request Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this fine example of vintage jewelry/estate jewelry. SKU: A7572


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  • Place of origin
  • Date of manufacture
    Pendant Circa 1950 / Chain 1978
  • Period
  • Metal
  • Stone
  • Condition
    Excellent. This pendant is exceptional quality, set with a Ceylon sapphire and very well color matched, very high color graded diamonds. The pendant is an exceptional gauge of gold and is in excellent condition, with full hallmarks to the flat box style chain.
  • Dimensions

    H 22 in. x W 0.98 in. x D 1.45 in.

    H 558.8 mm x W 24.9 mm x D 36.83 mm

  • Length
    1.45 in. (36.83 mm)
  • Weight
    36.82 ct
  • Seller location
    Jesmond, GB
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