Feminine and sophisticated, the pin-pendant with chain in the Museums collection upon which our pendant is based, is representative of fine jewelry made during the first decade of the twentieth century, which often featured all-white platinum and diamonds for a lacy, delicate appearance.
A lavish pin-pendant with chain in the Museums collection was produced in New York City about 190515. This versatile adornment showcases a large, oval ruby surrounded by glittering diamonds. The detachable pendant can be worn alone as a pin, or it can hang from the chain, embellished with a tassel set with more diamonds. An American heiress known for her generosity to the Metropolitan Museum (and other cultural institutions) was the original owner of this luxurious piece; its elegance and bejeweled glamour would have complemented the periods unstructured fashions. Our enchanting bracelet is based on the original’s glittering design. Imitation rhodium overlay, with glass cabochons. Imported. Toggle closure. 8”L.
Imitation rhodium overlay, with glass cabochons