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Georgian bow-knot rock crystal pendant

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A stunning tri-part rock crystal pendant in silver. The top is in the form of a bow-knot, closed-back set with 14 foiled and faceted clear black-dot* rock crystal stones, with the central stone being topaz in color. Suspended from this is a teardrop-shaped halo set with 14 faceted black-dot rock crystal stones. Inside the halo is a teardrop-shaped pendant in faceted crystal of a topaz color. The bow-knot pendant measures 1 x 1 3/8 “ and is suspended from a golden silk cord.

*black-dot, or black-spot: The "black-spot/black-dot" pastes are so named because jewelers in the 1700's, and earlier, would occasionally rub a spot (dot) of black, pitch-like paint across the flat cut or pointed bottom of the culet (under) of faceted paste or crystal stones. It was sometimes used to create the look of mine-cut or European-cut diamonds or gemstones when the stone was viewed from the top (or table).

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