The Victorian jewelry era saw pendants come into fashion when they were often worn in multiples on necklaces. Lockets were also a much loved accessory of this era, and were sometimes worn underneath clothing to protect the cherished keepsake from prying public eyes. By the Art Deco period, long pendants were very popular. Whether worn on a choker or a long chain, antique pendants and lockets evoke a romantic and sometimes religious sentimentalism. Our selection of antique pendants and lockets and estate and vintage pendants and lockets cater to this sentimentality with many spellbinding touches.
Our Antique and Vintage Pendants
We carry antique and estate cameo pendants and lockets, Virgin Mary pendants and lockets, and lockets carved with fancy floral and leaf cutwork. Our unique and unusual collection of antique pendants and estate pendants and lockets showcases pieces which are fashioned in mother of pearl, and enhanced with diamonds and intricate metal working. Our antique and estate pendants and lockets are also set in a white, and yellow golds and platinum and are adorned with pearls and other gemstones. We also carry antique style or modern pendants with a contemporary twist on favorite vintage designs.
A glorious bouquet of pearls, diamonds and blue zircons accent this Victorian necklace's delicate swirling vase. The pendant suspends from a round blue zircon. A larger matching zircon centerpieces the vase's cutwork. Three oval wing baroque pearls unfurl in between while a bigger heart-shaped pearl romantically dangles from below.
Details: Antique, Victorian. Circa 1900. 14k yellow gold. Full cut diamonds, 0.025 carats. Two round zircons, 2.21 carats. 4 fresh water pearls.
The pearls of life drip down the center of this arts and crafts antique pendant. A green-gold-accented evening primrose embellishes the bottom rungs of the 14k yellow gold ladder by which the pearls descend. An old European cut diamond pinpoints the flower's center. Additional pearls serpentine around the ladder, bringing the total pearl count to twenty-four. A textured wing-shaped pearl dangles from this antique necklace's hand-wrought display. A 14k yellow gold chain is included. Circa 1890.
Pearls and diamonds flirt with filigree in this antique pendant necklace. Crown loops and angular mazes enhance the delicate filigree. Three milgrain-trimmed rhomboids cascade down the center of the pendant. Each of these shapes is centered with a round single cut diamond. The total diamond weight of this antique necklace is 0.08 carats. A pair of round cream pearls separated the pendant from the chain. The 14k white gold chain of this necklace is done in a gucci style and secures with a spring ring clasp. Circa 1930 or later
This antique shell cameo features the right profile of a beautiful woman wearing a
delicate dress which appears tied at the shoulders. She has long curly locks. She is wearing flowers in her hair and a diamond necklace. The cameo is encircled with an intricate twisted gold frame that is decorated with flowers, beads and milgraining. The brooch is in excellent condition and may be worn as a pendant or brooch. Cameos are believed to bring good fortune to the wearer! Circa 1910
Antique Victorian Cabachon Cut Almandite Garnet Pendant
Pearls dance around an oval cabochon cut almondite garnet in this Victorian pendant with tassels. 15k yellow gold tassels drip from this antique pendant like a shimmering comet shooting through the sky. Lending to this celestial theme is an oval cabochon almandite garnet that is topped with a diamond-studded star. The seven rose and old mine cut diamonds that accent the star total 0.11 carats. Twenty-seven spherical natural half pearls gleam around the Victorian garnet like a crescent moon. Circa 1870
A pear shaped aquamarine dangles from a cream colored pearl in this elegantly simple antique Edwardian pendant. A teardrop aquamarine hangs suspended from a14k yellow gold bail. This focal point green-blue gemstone weighs 4.10 carats. It is topped with a dainty round prong-set cream pearl. For added radiance, the bail of this antique Edwardian pendant is set with two rose cut diamonds totaling 0.05 carats. Circa 1900
A trio of diamonds cascade down the neckline in this 1930s filigree antique pendant. A finely detailed 14k white gold base provides the shimmering backdrop for this antique pendant. Suspended below a pair of imitation glass bead pearls, this 1930s pendant boasts a trio of pagoda set diamonds. Ranging in color from E to F and in clarity from VVS1 to VVS2, these round single cut diamond accents total 0.07 carats. The14k white gold chain is included. Circa 1930
If Cupid's arrows were as romantic as this antique style Victorian filigree pendant, they'd never miss their mark. Constructed of silver-clad 14k yellow gold, this Victorian style pendant contains all the hallmarks of love. The pendant is accented with a collection of thirty old style diamonds with a total diamond weight of 0.52 carats. A 20 inch silver cable link chain with spring ring clasp is included. Remind her of your love with this romantic Victorian style pendant!
The romance of a fairy garden comes to life in this Art Nouveau pendant with plique a jour. Made of 18k yellow gold, the center of this pendant is splashed with garden green plique a jour enameling. A delicately enameled blossom with a spherical pearl center tops this display and a wing shaped pearl dangles from the bottom. The focal point of this Art Nouveau pendant is a golden sprite whose locks are highlighted with an old style single cut diamond. A 14k white gold cable link chain is included. Circa 1950s or later
Constructed of 14k yellow gold, this Victorian pearl brooch is a versatile addition to your jewelry wardrobe as it may be worn as a pin or pendant. The six-sided star's points alternate with fleur-de-lis-tipped rays. A collection of spherical and half creamy white iridescent pearls accent the metallic elements of this Victorian pearl pendant and brooch. Circa 1890
Delicate white blossoms peek their way out of summer's greenery in this Art Nouveau antique pendant. The 9k yellow gold base of this antique pendant is done in a romantic heart and horseshoe design. The flower petals that accent the metal's open-weave construction are highlighted with a collection of fourteen round half seed pearls. A round faceted mixed cut peridot weighing 0.39 carats is suspended from the center of the pendant. An oval faceted mixed cut spinel dangles from the bottom of the pendant. Circa 1900
Set in 18k white gold, a collection of five round full cut diamonds meander their way down this contemporary diamond drop pendant to end in a diamond-encrusted obelisk. The twenty-four round full and princess cut diamonds that accent this contemporary pendant total 0.47 carats. Diamond drop pendants like this one are appropriate for day-time or night-time. This is a new contemporary diamond drop pendant.
Hearts, hearts and more hearts! Romance abounds in this Topazery Vintage Collection heart pendant. Hand finished in 14k white gold, this pendant showcases milgrain trim and cross-hatched carvings. The six hearts that encircle this pendant are each set with a round full cut diamond for a total diamond weight of 0.31 carats. This new Topazery Vintage Collection heart pendant was made from the original 1930s mold.
Your neckline will radiate when you slip this aquamarine and pave diamond pendant on a neck chain. Constructed of 18k white gold, this pendant is accented top to bottom with a collection of 119 round full cut diamonds for a total diamond weight of 0.48 carats. A 0.72 carat round faceted mixed cut aquamarine is set in the center of the diamonds. This is a new aquamarine and pave diamond pendant.
This antique style 1930s diamond pendant has the romantic appeal of a heart-shaped grapevine wreath with dew-dusted roses tucked amongst its branches. The 14k white gold setting of this pendant is accented with an open-weave heart and is rimmed with swirling curlicues and textured edging. The outer trim is highlighted with a collection of seven round full cut diamonds for a total diamond weight of 0.29 carats. This is a new, hand-finished diamond pendant in the 1930s antique style. From the Topazery "Vintage" Collection.
This antique quartz and diamond pendant is like one of the ornate doorknockers that might have heralded visitors to Dickensian front entryways. Done in a hexagonal shape, the precious metal portion of this antique pendant is carved in an eclectic mix of elements. The domed top culminates in a fleur de lis. Hanging suspended in the center is a lace-trimmed square set round single cut diamond. A calf's head tablet natural quartz with starburst provides the backdrop for antique pendants like this one. Circa 1932
Fluffy clouds misted with vibrant drops of dew are brought to mind with this Art Nouveau sapphire and diamond pendant. Set in 14k yellow gold and tipped with silver, this antique-style pendant's swirls are enhanced with two blue sapphires. The upper sapphire is oval faceted mixed cut while the lower, suspended sapphire is pear shaped. The total gemstone weight of this pendant is 2.43 carats. A collection of rose cut diamond add a touch of shimmer. This is an Art Nouveau reproduction pendant.
This Art Nouveau antique pendant is nature-inspired with cat-o-nine tails and leaf fronds. A silvery white pearl dangles from this antique pendant, while six additional half seed gray pearls highlight the wispy cattails that emerge from the base. Constructed of 18k gold with a 14k gold bail and chain, yellow and green enameling lends a colorful touch to this antique pendant's leafy folds. Circa 1890.