Georgian regional jewel previously used as an adjuster on a velvet religious necklace. It can be worn today as a pendant.
French Georgian heart pendant in rose gold 18 karats. Element of regional necklace in the shape of heart. It is in hollow gold, decorated with a stamped bouquet of flowers. The heart is curved and lets pass through on the back a black cord. Originally, this heart was worn as a “coulant” or “coulisse”, accompanying an important gold cross, all worn with a black velvet ribbon. The function of the slide is to adjust the height of the cross without undoing the ribbon tied behind the neck. Antique jewelry from the first half of the 19th century, Normandy or Savoy, France
Hallmark with ram’s head, for the gold 18k Paris 1819-1838
Dimensions : 26 mm x 24 mm
Note : the clasp of the cord is in gilded metal
Condition: oxidations, rare dents.
Weight (without the cord) : 1,21 gr
To know more about it : a similar heart-shaped necklace is visible at the Museum of Art and History of Granville. Other heart-shaped slides can also be observed in Savoy in France.