Gold and ruby pendant “Geneviève”

$874

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Description

Magnificent pendant of the nineteenth century in 18 carat gold composed of a central ovoid faceted in fan pattern, in the middle of which is set a brilliant cut ruby of 0.05 carats surrounded by arabesques in chiseled gold. The perimeter of the pendant is itself chiseled in a lace pattern and set with a total of 8 rubies of 0.01 carats.
Length: 3.8mm without bail
Width: 3cm
Weight: 5.81g
Eagle hallmark
This unique piece had a previous life in France.
The story: with its fiery color, many cultures associate ruby with passion. In India, legend has it that its color comes from an internal fire that cannot be extinguished. In Asia, ruby often evokes protection and was worn by warriors and rulers for this purpose. Among Christians, it represents the blood of Christ and adorned the rings of cardinals. July birthstone, this intense red stone also symbolizes passionate love and 35 years of marriage.