This beautiful antique pendant showcases a rare dragons breath jelly opal glass stone surrounded by a cluster of real Bohemian garnets and it is stamped with the old Czechoslovakia/Bohemia rabbit head hallmark.
The pendant is crafted in gold gilt (gold plated silver). The juicy burgundy red garnets are rose cut and are claw set around the jelly opal cabochon that is semi-translucent and a golden caramel colour with a line of blue through the centre.
Dragons breath jelly opal stones were manufactured in the Gablonz region of Bohemia (Czechoslovakia) during the mid to late 19th century. Made the same way as "saphiret" stones they were created by mixing real molten gold into blue glass. By the 1920s rising gold prices heralded their demise and manufacture ended, as a result they became highly collectible and remain so today.
The pendant has a fan shaped bale and we have added a complimentary 18" (46cm) gold plated sterling silver belcher chain, our chains are made in Italy, they are high quality and fully hallmarked. A lovely Edwardian gem with an interesting history and ready to wear straight out of the box!
MATERIALS: sterling silver, gold plating
GEMSTONES: Presidium tested: 16 rose cut Bohemian garnets. Dragons breath glass opal measuring 13x8mm
MEASUREMENTS: 1-1/4" (3.3cm) tall including bale, 1/4" (1.5cm) wide
HALLMARK: stamped 'G' & '900' on the bale and a 'rabbit head' on the pendant loop.
WEIGHT: 6.6 grams with chain
DATE: Edwardian, circa 1915
CONDITION: Excellent antique condition with light surface wear as expected and the stones perfect
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