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Victorian Claw-Set Gold Quartz Necklace


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. This claw-set, unpolished hunk of gold quartz was once a stickpin which we've converted into a pendant and strung it on a 14k gold chain.


  • Materials

    14k gold (tests), 3/8" gold quartz, new 14k gold chain

  • Age

    c. 1880

  • Condition

    Very good - converted from a stickpin into a pendant

  • Size

    1/2" length including the bale, 18" chain





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.