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  • Antique Victorian Essex Crystal lucky sweep charm in sterling silver. 2.5 x 1.1 cm with 0.6 cm bale. Perfect condition.
  • Antique Essex Crystal Lucky Sweep Silver Pendant - Pretty Different Shop
  • Antique Essex Crystal Lucky Sweep Silver Pendant - Pretty Different Shop
  • Antique Essex Crystal Lucky Sweep Silver Pendant - Pretty Different Shop
  • Antique Essex Crystal Lucky Sweep Silver Pendant - Pretty Different Shop
  • Antique Essex Crystal Lucky Sweep Silver Pendant - Pretty Different Shop
  • Antique Essex Crystal Lucky Sweep Silver Pendant - Pretty Different Shop
  • Antique Essex Crystal Lucky Sweep Silver Pendant - Pretty Different Shop
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Pretty Different Shop

Antique Essex Crystal Lucky Sweep Silver Pendant

Regular price €320,00 EUR
Regular price Sale price €320,00 EUR
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Please welcome this absolutely adorable antique Essex crystal lucky charm!

Cased in sterling silver, this cute chimney sweeper is carrying his rope and ladder with him. The crystal has a mother of pearl background and is preserved in a superb state.

According to legend, in 1066 a chimney sweep saved the life of King William of Britain. The sweep “swept” the king to safety from a runaway carriage. The grateful king invited his rescuer to the upcoming wedding of his daughter and officially declared all chimney sweeps to be lucky.

The precise physical process of the reverse carved intaglio crystal is a long and tedious one:
Rock crystal mined in Brazil and Madagascar is cut with diamond saws and then ground to the perfect cabochon. This procedure could take as many as twenty different grades of polish, and the entire process is done by hand.

Once the stone is shaped, the design is drawn on the reverse side of the crystal with water color. The image is then etched into the piece of stone with a scribe pencil.

The engraving begins with handmade soft steel tools. As many as 250 of these tools may be used to execute this process. The crystal is carved with a paste made from a combination of oil and diamond dust.

When the image has been completed to the artist’s satisfaction, he begins painting the crystal. Just as in the carving phase, the painting is done in reverse. Sometimes the brushes that are used have only a single hair.

Details:
Dimensions: 2.5 x 1.1 cm;
Bale length: 6 mm;
Pendant Weight: 3.4 g;
Hallmarks: none, tests as sterling silver;

Amazingly preserved piece, no damage or wear whatsoever.

All our jewelry is tested for stones and metal authenticity using professional equipment. All our parcels are shipped worldwide with an insured track & trace post.

Thank you for visiting my shop and I hope you`ll find your special gem today!

OUR SERVICE PLEDGE

We have a great customer service and stand behind every piece of jewelry we sell. If you have any questions, would like to have more pictures or see products` video - we are always happy to hear from you. Please expect response from us within 24 hours max (normally far less).

-> For both your and our comfort, all our jewelry is additionally tested for metal and stone authenticity using professional equipment. We use GemOro tester to verify diamond and colored stones authenticity and an automated acid-pen tester for gold and silver.

-> To ensure our customers protection we have entered into an exclusive shipping arrangement with UPS, who is managing our packages worldwide. As a result, all your parcels will be delivered with an express insured service. That guarantees your money back security in case of an unfortunate event. (Please note, that an exact delivery SLA depends on your location, but for most countries it is 2-3 business days).

-> We want you to be 100% happy with your purchase - please feel free to return the item with no questions asked within 2 days after delivery. (Kindly contact us before sending the item back for special care and packaging instructions).

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PDS team