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Vintage 14K Gold & Gemstone âDEARESTâ Acrostic Charm Pendant

Vintage 14K Gold & Gemstone “DEAREST” Acrostic Charm Pendant


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Directory: Estate Jewelry: Gold: Period: Pre 1960: Item # 1410556
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 $650.00 
A wonderful vintage 14K gold acrostic charm using the first letters of each of the gemstones ( Diamond/Emerald/Amethyst/Ruby/Emerald/Sapphire/Topaz) to spell out the secret message “Dearest”. Acrostic jewelry first appeared in the 18th century and remained popular, though somewhat uncommon, throughout the Victorian era. The gold is enhanced with bright-cut engraving a pattern like that seen on sundials. This piece was most likely intended for a charm bracelet, but it could easily be worn as a pendant. The back of the charm is engraved “3-17-59” and is marked “14K”.
  • Origin: America, 959
  • Dimensions: 1-5/8” corner to corner
  • Weight: 7.3 grams