Antique Ornate Cross Bohemian Garnet Pendant Victorian. Pendant Metal: rolled gold. Height (without bail) : 61mm x 50mm. Garnet Sizes: 3.5mm – 2.5mm. Pendant has patina as expected for a piece of this age. One of the joints has been repaired, see solder mark in photos. Overall in great antique condition! PLEASE READ IF YOU ARE UNFAMILIAR WITH ROLLED GOLD. ROLLED GOLD IS NOT SOLID GOLD. Rolled Gold is commonly used in antique jewelry. What is Rolled Gold? Rolled gold is made by fusing a base metal, usually silver, brass or copper between thin sheets of gold. The metals are then bonded together using heat and rolled into flat sheets for use in jewelry. Generally speaking, rolled gold has about 100 times more gold than gold plate jewelry. Gold plate uses very little solid gold in its composition. As a result, it is less durable and also cheaper than rolled gold. Over time, the gold plating wears or flakes off, revealing the metal beneath. Rolled gold, on the other hand, does not wear off in this manner as it has a thicker layer of gold. How Durable Is Rolled Gold? The two main factors affecting the durability of rolled gold is the thickness and purity of the gold. Rolled gold made of 10K or 14K gold is more durable and less susceptible to wear than pieces with higher karats. This is because gold is a very soft metal so the higher the purity the lower the durability. This is a genuine. They may not be 100% perfect, which is what adds to their charm. I describe all vintage and antique items to the best of my knowledge. They may have small flaws, which I will mention if not obvious in the photos. The photos were taken with a closeup macro lens and the item may appear larger than real-life. Therefore, the measurements and weight of the piece is also added to the listing to give you a better idea! There might be slight variations in color, unique to each monitor. You can always ask questions when in doubt, of course! The item “Large Antique Ornate Rolled Gold Vermeil Cross Bohemian Garnet Pendant Victorian” is in sale since Thursday, January 16, 2020. This item is in the category “Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Victorian, Edwardian 1837-1910\Necklaces & Pendants”. The seller is “hollywoodkat2004″ and is located in Hanau. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Italy
- Style: Pendant
- Main Stone: Garnet
- Metal: Rolled Gold
- Era: Victorian