basket Your basket >
>
Your wishlist >
reset search

We offer layaway, spread payments on the piece of your dreams. Ask us for details.
Free insured shipping on all orders !!!

jewelry glossary

Antique jewelry glossary

Welcome to our extensive antique jewelry glossary with around 1,500 jewelry related entries.If you feel you are missing an explanation, feel free to let us know and we will add it.

A - B - C - D - E - F - G - H - I - J - K - L - M - N - O - P - Q - R - S - T - U - V - W - X - Y - Z     all

Reliquary pendant

A type of reliquary in the form of a pendant. Examples are known in many forms and styles.

One handsome piece, c. 1400, is a pendant in the form of a Triptych with a suspended pearl, the two doors being slices of rock crystal that open to reveal an enamelled miniature depicting Christ between two angles holding the Crown of Thorns over his head and the space below the miniature being a compartment for a relic.

Another is a circular locket with 8 pin-set pearls projecting from the rim; on the front is the figure of an angel in émail en ronde bosse, on the reverse is an engraved portrait of John the Baptist, and inside the locket the space is divided into compartments for relics; the piece is possibly French, early 15th century, and was sold from the Von Hirsh Collection by Sotheby's, London, on 22 June 1978 for £20,000.

From: An Illustrated Dictionary of Jewelry, autor: Harold Newman, publishers: Thames and Hudson

Jewelry Glossary

Missing an explanation?
click here to request one

Jewelry Theme Search
Antique Jewelry Lecture
Adin Wallpapers    Help    Shipping Policy    Dealer Terms    Special Requests    Follow us on :   Twitter   Facebook   Google+   Instagram   Links
Home  |   Site Security  |   Track your Order   |   Return Policy   |   Contact Us  |   Antwerp  |   Terms And Conditions   |   Site Map  |   Blog  |   Testimonials  |   In Memoriam