We love the deep blue colour of lapis lazuli, it makes us think of inky night skies and the deep, rich tones of the ocean.
This vintage pendant has such a striking oval shped lapis lazuli cabochon set within buttery 18ct yellow gold, a colour combination we think works so well together! The pendant also has lovely ball detailing to the sides and a cluster on the bail which looks a little like a tiny flower.
The pendant is marked on the back for 18ct gold and has a maker's mark too. It measures approx 16.8mm tall including the bail, by approx 14.6mm wide and weighs approx 1.55g.
The pendant is on a fine, 14ct gold, 18 inch twist chain that has a bolt ring clasp. The chain is approx 0.8mm thick and the clasp is marked 585 for 14ct gold. It weighs approx 0.55g. The pendant is available to purchase with the chain, or on its own, by using the drop down menu above when adding to your basket.
Condition - The pendant is in good vintage condition with some light wear to the gold. The lapis lazuli does also show some sign of age and wear, including some light surface wear and a very fine hairline crack to the stone horizontally towards the top. This only really noticeable on very close inspection and it is so fine that it doesn't cause any problems to the setting. The lapis has some very fine pyrite speckles which are natuarally occuring within the stone. The chain is in good vintage condition and the clasp still works well.
*Please note the box pictured is not included in the sale but the pendant/pendant and chain will be shipped in a new presentation box and pouch.*
Vintage 18ct gold & lapis lazuli pendant with 14ct gold chain
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