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VictorianMilk Tooth in Ornate Floral Mountingwith Rose Cut Diamonds

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 (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 floral mounting accented by 14 sparkly rose cut diamonds. Hangs from a new 18" 14k gold chain.


  • Materials

    Pendant tests as 14k gold, 14 rose cut diamonds, milk tooth, new 14k gold chain

  • Age

    c. 1870

  • Condition


  • Size

    1/2" x 5/16" excluding the bale, 18" chain

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