Ingot pendants are pendants fashioned to resemble gold or silver bars. They are usually formed of solid 9 or 18-karat gold, or silver.
Such items generally contain details of the weight of gold or silver within the ingot etched onto their surface.
They are worn as decorative pieces and displays of wealth.
Value and notable sales of ingot pendants
Due to the great cost of gold, the largest gold pendants can sell for significant amounts.
A silver pendant from the 1940s or 1950s, commemorating the discovery of silver at the Clear Creek canyon in Colorado, US in the 1860s, made $1,600 at a Holabird-Kagin Americana auction in October 2010.
Three Cartier 18-karat yellow gold ingot pendants, weighing 1/2 oz, 1/4 oz and 1/8 oz, respectively, sold for $1,300 at a New Orleans Auction Galleries event in May 2010.
In April 2010, a 20g fine gold 999.9 Credit Suisse ingot pendant sold for $600, against a $400 estimate.