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This Victorian era lavaliere pendant is so sweet. Imagine wearing this over 100-year-old treasure. Measuring about 1 1/4" wide by a smidge taller (when you count the bail), it's a nice everyday size. Not too big, not too small.
I love how the teardrop bottom part swivels. Adds a nice touch. Set with seed pearls. The gold tests as 14K, but no stamp.
It is said the lavaliere, or lavalier, was named after the Duchess Louise de La Valličre, who was the mistress of French King Louis XIV in the mid-1800s. They are characterized as pendants with a gemstone dangling at the bottom. In this case, it is not a gemstone, but gold. In the Victorian era, lavalieres were often set with seed pearls and had floral motifs, like this one.
A piece of wearable history to pass down to your daughter or granddaughter.
Pendant only, chain not included. Contact us for a pendant chain.
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