Antique 9ct Gold Star 'Alioth'
A beautiful 9ct gold sparkling celestial star charm, named for the star 'Alioth' , the brightest star in the Ursa Major constellation .
This crisp old cushion cut paste is clasped between 8 tiny claws in a central starburst setting, lending a rounder appearance to what is a more square shaped stone . This trick is common in antique jewellery, where the cushion cut preceeds the round brilliant and so an even spacing of claws creates more symmetry and rounded shape.
* charm only included *