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Early 20th Century Baby Tooth Pendant


The use of baby teeth (or "milk teeth") in jewelry has nothing to do with mourning. Quite the opposite - during the last centuries, it was worth celebrating if your child survived long enough to lose her first teeth. Thus, the Victorians and early Edwardians (a sentimental and not-too-squeamish bunch) commissioned jewelry made from these tiny treasures. This unusual, exquisite pendant features a milk tooth in a detailed gold mounting accented by 4 sparkly single cut diamonds.


  • Materials

    18k gold (tests), 4 1.5mm single cut diamonds, baby tooth, new 14k gold chain

  • Age

    c. 1910

  • Condition

    Very good

  • Size

    3/4" length including the bale, 18" chain





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Antiques can be returned unworn and in original condition within 10 days of delivery for an exchange or refund minus the cost of shipping. Once a piece has been altered, including ring re-sizing, it is FINAL SALE.