A really attractive combination of a c1900 Arts and Crafts rock crystal pendant (often attributed to Amy Sandheim – it is, at least, very much in her style). It features a wonderfully-cut, faceted teardrop rock crystal stone, which really is light and lovely-bouncing the light around very easily. It is in excellent order too.
The silver cap from which the stone is suspended is decorated with leaves and grapes detailing on both sides. Vines were a typical Arts and Crafts motif in the early decades of the 1900s. The pendant is paired with a lovely, heavy graduating curb chain in solid silver and dating from the Victorian era. It has two dog clips which fasten behind the neck and both are stamped with the same full UK hallmarks and maker’s mark “WWC”. The chain graduates with the links beautifully, from smaller links at the pendant and clasp sections, and larger links in the middle of each chain. Each single link is stamped with the sterling silver standard mark of the Lion Passant. The ring bolt bale at the centre of the necklace is strong and firmly fixed-it means you can easily remove this pendant and add another. It is of choker length (just looser than choker for me) at approx 39cm (15.25 inches). It is of substantial weight at 30.6g.
This pairing looks amazing when worn! The pendant measures as approx 4.8cm including the bale. One teeny tiny repair to the connection to one of the dog clips but that is all I can spot.
I shall send by complimentary tracked and signed post in a new gift box to keep her safe. Thank you.