The stone(s) appear to be untreated, but we are not certified gemologists. Stone(s) have been tested and guaranteed using a professional Presidium Duo refractive, heat, and hardness tester.
Stone Cuts: Carved and polished oval cabochon. Brooch, lapel pin, hat pin, scarf pin, tie pin. Closure Type: Pin stem with a locking "c" clasp.
Convertible to Pendant: If desired, your local jeweler can add a bale to this piece, so it can be worn as a pendant. Handmade during the Art Deco era in England.
925 sterling silver, the brooch is adorned with a onyx stone, which showcases an opaque black hue. This stone rests in a bezel setting, surrounded by an elegant rope twist design. The brooch is completed with a pin stem and locking "c" clasp for secure wear on a variety of clothing and accessories.
There is tarnish on the sterling silver, which gives the brooch an antique quality we believe is rather lovely. The price has been reduced to reflect this. This listing is for the item only. The Art Deco era is famous for being the "Gatsby" or "Roaring Twenties" era. A lot of gorgeous and timeless designs in jewelry came out of this period.
Jewelry from this period was most often crafted between 1920 and 1935. Art Deco jewelry sometimes featured white gold or platinum, geometric designs, European cut diamonds, filigree, and calibre cut sto nes that are specifically cut to fit the design of the piece. During the Art Deco period jewelers often made jewelry upon custom order, this would often take weeks to months to completely craft by hand. Onyx is a chalcedony quartz gemstone that is found all over the world.It usually has a fine texture and black color; however, some onyx also displays colored bands or ribbons against a black or brown background. Red onyx is quite rare and desirable and is also known as sardonyx.
Onyx that has a deep green shade is known as Brazilian green onyx and is very rare. It became a popular stone for sculpture and jewelry in the 1920s and 1930s. The name comes from the Greek word onyx which means nail of a finger or claw.
The word onyx comes from the Greek word???? " which can be translated as "nail of a finger or claw. In Greco-Roman myth, the goddess of beauty, Aphrodite, lay sleeping when Eros cut her fingernails and left the clippings scattered on the ground.Because no part of a heavenly body can die, the gods turned them into stone which later became known as onyx. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Brooches & Pins". The seller is "abeautifultimeco" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.