We have similar Onyx and Jugendstil items, which would pair nicely with this piece, for sale this week. Listing Description by: Dylan L. Markings: Unmarked, Tested, and Guaranteed.
Gram Weight: 3.8 Grams. Metal Type: 9k Yellow Gold (10k is used in the title for keyword search purposes only). Main Stone Measurements/Color: 2.37 Carats, Measures 11.4 mm long by 10 mm wide, Opaque deep green hue. Stone Treatment: 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: Oval Cabochon Cut Onyx.
Item Measurements: The face of the ring measures 0.73" in length and 0.69" wide including the shoulders. The band tapers from 10 mm wide at the shoulders to 2.7 mm wide at the base of the band. Sizable by your local jeweler: Yes. This gorgeous ring was handmade during the Art Nouveau era in the Jugendstil style.
The face of the ring features an oval cabochon cut green onyx stone. The floral and foliate motif adorning the face and shoulders of the ring are hand chased with unique details, which add to the kinetic appearance of the item. There is a fair amount of patina on several portions of the ring, which is to be expected of an item this age. The price has been reduced to reflect this. This listing is for the item only.This was very true due to the gorgeous designs that came out of this period. This era focused on women and the beauty of nature and the pieces were often large.
Enamel was a common material used in Art Nouveau jewelry as the period was more about the importance of the design over the materials used to create it. The Art Nouveau period happened before the start of the first World War, when mass manufacturing took over the production of many products, including some jewelry. The Jugendstil movement took place during the late 19th century in South Germany. This movement was revolutionary in its introduction of new styles and motifs into the world of jewelry the Jugendstil movement in particular utilized themes of nature and the natural.
Famous artists from the Jugendstil movement include Theodor Farhner, Josef Hoffmann, Heinrich Levinger, Robert and Louis Koch, and Wiener Werkstatte. 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. 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. Chasing is a metalworking technique that uses a nail-like tool and hammer to hand etch patterns onto a metal surface.
This process creates a design that is sunk into the front of the surface using indentations, grooves, and channels. Chasing is thousands of years old and was a very difficult and time-consuming technique that is still used by metalsmiths today. The item "Antique Vintage Nouveau 9k 10k Gold English Jugendstil Green Onyx Ring Sz 5.75" is in sale since Sunday, September 15, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Art Nouveau/Art Deco 1895-1935\Rings".The seller is "abeautifultimeco" and is located in Fort Collins, Colorado. This item can be shipped worldwide.