Featured Gold, onyx, and diamond figure pendant

Discussion in 'Jewelry' started by MTswirls, Aug 14, 2019 at 6:32 AM.

  1. MTswirls

    MTswirls Member

    Hello everyone,

    I'm looking for any information about this pendant I inherited. It looks like it's stamped as 14k gold. I'm not sure what it is supposed to be? I thought maybe the gold figure is supposed to be wings, but that doesn't seem to fit. I believe the stone is onyx and I'm assuming the gem may be a diamond, but I don't know. I'm also curious about when this may be from? I'm guessing the 80's or 90's. Thanks so much to anyone who takes the time to reply!

     
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  2. Houseful

    Houseful Well-Known Member

    The gold wings bit looks weirdly back to front? Can you show the back in full please?
     
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  3. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    I wonder if the lower part could be an antique gold and onyx pendant/brooch with wings added later to make it into a modern pendant?
    Could you post a photo of the entire back, please?

    Was there a chain with it? Or maybe a gold and onyx necklace?
     
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  4. Jivvy

    Jivvy the research is my favorite

    And a profile/side view?
     
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  5. MTswirls

    MTswirls Member

    Here are some more photos. It could have been a brooch at one time I suppose. The more I look at it the more I dont know what to make of it! I dont know about the original chain or if it even came with one. It was my mother's, but I don't remember her saying anything about the pendant or wearing it often. I think the part of the pendant with the two onyx stones is the bail. The lower half of the pendant is able to dangle freely on the bail.

     
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  6. MTswirls

    MTswirls Member

    Ok, I just uploaded one as a reply to another comment.
     
  7. Houseful

    Houseful Well-Known Member

    It's lovely but very strange, the 'wings' still look back to front to me. Are the golds the same colour? There are jewellery people here who make pieces so they may be able to help.
     
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  8. MTswirls

    MTswirls Member

    Yes the golds appear to be the exact same color and finish. The piece is stamped 14, so I'm assuming that is for 14k gold. There is also another marking next to the 14, but it is difficult to make out. I included a picture of the stamp above.
     
  9. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    I've seen a lot of flip rings with a cameo on one side; onyx & small diamond on the other. Agree this element has been repurposed from something more Edwardian.

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  10. Jivvy

    Jivvy the research is my favorite

    I think the center stone mounting is wrong for Edwardian, but honestly, even with all the new fabulous pics, I can't tell how the darn thing is mounted.

    Yes, I see it is a four prong setting, but is it mostly flush with the black (like the one @Bronwen posts) or does it sit on top? Or?
     
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  11. Hollyblue

    Hollyblue Well-Known Member

    I see nothing on the the piece for a specific date except the maker's mark which is too small to identify.
     
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  12. i need help

    i need help Well-Known Member

    64B2B3D7-0A48-4032-AE0C-3DF8B8396660.jpeg This was the best photo yet of the mark. Maybe you can get one closer? Also those concentric circular impressions might indicate something.
     
  13. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    I agree, it is not the usual mounting for an onyx and diamond or onyx and crystal piece of the period. It could be a replacement after the original mount, which would have been more flush, was lost.
    The part with the onyx could also be a revival piece, 'modernized' in the 70s. If I remember correctly there was a revival of that onyx and diamond/crystal inlaid jewellery in the late 40s.
     
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  14. Hollyblue

    Hollyblue Well-Known Member

    There is a term for the impressions on the back,they are made with a "wood" dowel type tool and abrasives,but can't remember the specific term. It is used on tools,watch faces,etc.
     
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  15. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Why would it be on the back of this, do you know? It doesn't seem to be a regular type of decoration.
     
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  16. i need help

    i need help Well-Known Member

    The plot thickens.....:nailbiting:
     
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  17. Jivvy

    Jivvy the research is my favorite

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  18. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    The concentric circle decorations I have seen were usually more pronounced, for lack of a better word....
     
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  19. i need help

    i need help Well-Known Member

    Maybe these are unintentional tool marks?
     
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  20. Hollyblue

    Hollyblue Well-Known Member

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