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Early 19th Century Diamond and Ruby Phoenix Necklace

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In Medieval and ancient art, the mythical Phoenix is often pictured with a halo, which emphasizes the bird's connection to the sun. Much like the sun, it was reported to disappear and reappear miraculously. The Phoenix has become a symbol of renewal, regeneration and rebirth. Most of us are familiar with the feeling of having experienced something that upended your life and forced you to reinvent yourself or otherwise completely change. Do you feel like you've been scorched and then rose from the ashes recently? If so, this Phoenix pendant, made around 1820 with 46(!) rose cut diamonds, might be an animal to remind you of your strength. 

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  • Materials: pendant is 46 rose cut diamonds, ruby cabochon, silver. Chain is 9k gold.
  • Age: chain is c. 1890, pendant is c. 1820.
  • Condition: good. We removed a pin at back (looked to be a replacement of the original anyway). 
  • Size: pendant is 2 1/8"  x 1 3/8", Victorian chain is 19". 
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About Details
In Medieval and ancient art, the mythical Phoenix is often pictured with a halo, which emphasizes the bird's connection to the sun. Much like the sun, it was reported to disappear and reappear miraculously. The Phoenix has become a symbol of renewal, regeneration and rebirth. Most of us are familiar with the feeling of having experienced something that upended your life and forced you to reinvent yourself or otherwise completely change. Do you feel like you've been scorched and then rose from the ashes recently? If so, this Phoenix pendant, made around 1820 with 46(!) rose cut diamonds, might be an animal to remind you of your strength. 

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  • Materials: pendant is 46 rose cut diamonds, ruby cabochon, silver. Chain is 9k gold.
  • Age: chain is c. 1890, pendant is c. 1820.
  • Condition: good. We removed a pin at back (looked to be a replacement of the original anyway). 
  • Size: pendant is 2 1/8"  x 1 3/8", Victorian chain is 19". 
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