A striking Retro pendant worked in 18K yellow and rose gold and platinum, and set with diamonds, amethysts and synthetic rubies. The pendant is designed as a large flower blossom with diamond encrusted petals surrounded ruby stamens. A spike of purple flowers is suggested by the oval brilliant cut amethysts to one side. The gemstones are of good quality with strongly saturated coloring and good clarity. The rubies are synthetic as is expected of pieces from the Retro period. The use of platinum suggests that the pendant falls toward the beginning of the period, in the late 1930s. The pendant has a contemporary 14K gold bail clasp so it can be worn from a thick chain or even a strand of pearls.
Origin: America, ca. 1938. Condition: excellent. Size: 1-5/8” x 1-15/16” (excluding bail). Weight: 14.0 gr. Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: diamond, .83 ct; ruby, .60 ct; amethyst, 2.40 cts.