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Late Victorian Gold Quartz Pendant

$2,000

Gold-bearing quartz, or gold quartz, is found in only a handful of places in the world. Discovered by gold miners in California in the 1850s and in Alaska in the 1880s, this previously unknown (and actually quite rare) stone was cut and set into jewelry worn by novelty-obsessed well-to-do Victorian men and women. The quartz itself comes in various colors, this late Victorian pendant features pink and gray gold quartz in a 10k gold mounting.

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  • Materials

    10k gold mounting (tests), gold quartz, newer 14k bale, new 14k gold chain

  • Age

    c. 1880

  • Condition

    Very good

  • Size

    1 1/4" length including the bale, 18" chain

Victorian

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18371901

please note:Terms of Sale

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.