Vintage Style Marquise Rainbow Moonstone Silver Filigree Bridal Pendant and Chain
This stunning Sterling Silver Rainbow Moonstone Marquise Pendant and Chain features a sparkling Marquise-cut Rainbow moonstone measuring 8 mm x 4 mm (approximately .47 carats) that is clear with few visible flaws and shows bright flashes in blue and blue-green. The vintage-inspired scroll mounting has heavy V-shaped prongs to protect the ends of the stone, and six prongs for security. This unusual mounting features filigree detailing below the stone and delicate tracery at the bale. We finish this beautiful pendant with a dainty Sterling Silver oval-link chain and lobster claw closure.
Legend has it that the creation of the Marquise cut is credited to King Louis XV of France, who commissioned his court jeweler to create a diamond cut to reflect the beautiful shape of the mouth of his friend and long-time mistress, the Marquise Madame de Pompadour, in the 1750's. Because of their long, narrow shape, marquise cuts are often credited for making a finger appear longer and more slender. This historical cut, once worn by the French Court, has seen a resurgence in popularity in both new and vintage jewelry.