Main Stone Measurements/Color: 17.5 mm long and 13 mm wide, Deep red hue. Stone Treatment: The stone appears to be untreated, but we are not certified gemologists.Stone has been tested and guaranteed using a professional Presidium Duo refractive, heat, and hardness tester. Item Measurements: The pendant measures 1.35" long, not including the bale, and 1.1" wide. Notable Features: This pendant was handmade during the Retro period of the Art Deco era. The Retro period was defined by a return to the unique in the jewelry world, with a specific focus on keeping jewelry light considering there was a metal shortage due to the war. This pendant features an onyx stone, which was hand-carved into an oval cabochon shape.
The stone has a deep red hue and contrasts beautifully. Against the sterling silver setting. The oval onyx is held in a sterling silver border reminiscent of the Rococo designs of the past. The scrolling leaf and vine design is accented with granulated beads, adding more detail to this incredible piece.The design would have been cast during this time period, achieving a uniform look. A standard bale finishes the pendant and would look great with a variety of chains. Don't miss your chance to own this piece of history.
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 1940.Art Deco jewelry sometimes featured white gold or platinum, geometric designs, European cut diamonds, filigree, and calibre cut stones that are specially cut to fit the design of the piece. During the Art Deco period jewelers often made jewelry upon custom order, this would usually take weeks to months to completely craft by hand. Retro jewelry was produced during the 1940s and 1950s and was representative of the bold and changing world that emerged from the Second World War.
Retro jewelry not only illustrative of the energetic and modernizing styles of the 40s and 50s, but it incorporated the elegance and luxury of jewelry styles past. Retro jewelry can frequently be found composed of bright gold, gold alloys, and silver as the wartime put a restriction on the use of platinum.
These designs are vibrant and beautiful and are a gorgeous example of the style of the rapidly evolving world. The late Baroque or Rococo period prevailed in the 18th century. The period was known for its substantial use of asymmetrical designs, curves, gold, and witty, whimsical themes. Both men and women at court wore sparkling gemstones set in gold during this period, as well as colorless glass pastes and pearls. Colored gems were often highly foiled behind them to enhance the depth of color.Jewelry was often created with naturalistic, floral designs. Rococo jewelry also featured embossed and engraved floral and feather designs on metal. Onyx is formed of bands of chalcedony in alternating colors. It is cryptocrystalline, consisting of fine intergrowths of silica minerals.
Its bands are parallel to one another, as opposed to the more chaotic banding that often occurs in agates. It is translucent to opaque and comes in a wide range of colors including, white, yellow, red, brown, green, and black. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Necklaces & Pendants".
The seller is "abeautifultimeco" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.