the elegantly proportioned jewel topped with a circular cabochon mecca stone encircled by finely set rose diamonds, suspending a similarly accentuated drop shaped mecca stone, all set in platinum and mounted on yellow gold
Workmaster: Albert Holmström,
St. Petersburg, 1906,
inventory number: 79131.
The Art of Carl Fabergé, A. K Snowman, (London 1953), plate 187.
Mecca stones are chalcedonies gently stained pink. They were highly fashionable in Imperial Russia. The examples in this pendant shimmer between tones of grey, blue and pink
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