'Eternal-Quatre' Quartefoil Diamond Pendant E.1143

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Designed and handmade by Imp Jewellery in our Toorak atelier. This elegant quatrefoil shaped, slider style pendant is perfect for everyday wear. Set in 18 karat white gold  with white brilliant cut diamonds.

Diamonds 36=0.36cts actual total weight F/G Si1

Diamater 19.8mm

A quatrefoil is a decorative element consisting of a symmetrical shape which forms the overall outline of four partially overlapping circles of the same diameter. It is found in art, architecture, heraldry and traditional Christian symbolism. The quatrefoil enjoyed its peak popularity during the Gothic and Renaissance eras. It is most commonly found as tracery, mainly in  Gothic architecture , where a quatrefoil often may be seen at the top of a Gothic arch, sometimes filled with stained glass.  Although the design is often referred to as "of Islamic origin", there are examples of its use that precede the birth of Islam by almost 200 years. The monastery of Stoudios in Constantinople was built in 462 AD, soon after Christianity became legal in the Byzantine Empire. The arches seen are the product of taking a regular quatrefoil and dividing it in half.