Antique Italian Micro Mosaic Pendant set in Sterling Silver with Pink Rose Quartz. For your consideration is this gorgeous little micro mosaic pendant featuring a pale pink rose quartz cabochon that seems to glow.
The micro mosaic is an Italian antique in great condition. 925 sterling silver with two crown bezels.The two silver leaves are also vintage from the 1920s. The back of the pendant is stamped with my maker's mark. Overall pendant with bale is 2 1/16" x 1 6/16".
Micro mosaic is roughly 1" x 3/4". Please examine all photos for details and condition. Occasionally I have people ask me if this is my best price for a given item. I prefer to list at my lowest possible price so my buyers are getting the best value.
I prefer not to artificially inflate prices only to dicker down. I don't feel that serves anyone. Yes, this is my best price.A brief history of micro mosaic jewelry. Wearing micro mosaic jewelry became popular during the Grand Tour period (17th - 19th Century). Members of rich European families would travel around Europe, taking in the sights and cultures of different countries. Italy was a very popular tourist spot as it had a long and prestigious history in arts and culture - a favorite subject in aristocratic circles. It was also a famous glass producer, and Italian craftsmen quickly turned their glass making skills to making stunning miniature micro mosaic pictures for their rich visitors.
Flowers were a very popular subject. Each piece of tesserae glass was hand cut by the artist and set in place with tweezers. No two micro mosaic pieces are the same.
The item "Antique Italian Micro Mosaic Pendant, Sterling Silver with Pink Rose Quartz" is in sale since Thursday, May 16, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Designer, Signed\Necklaces & Pendants". The seller is "italianmicromosaics" and is located in Washougal, Washington. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Saint lucia, Barbados, Bermuda, Ecuador, Luxembourg, Macao, Viet nam, Uruguay, Russian federation.