We have similar Art Deco and Onyx items, which would pair nicely with this piece, for sale this week. Age Circa: Art Deco C. Markings: Faded 925 on the bale, Tested, and Guaranteed. Gram Weight: 18.2 Grams. Main Stone Measurements/Color: 55.0 carats, 35.5 mm in diameter and 6.1 mm in depth, Semi-translucent vibrant green 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 2.25" long, including the bale, and 1.47" wide. The bale opening measures approximately 5.6 mm. Notable Features: This pendant was handmade during the Art Deco era.
The style during this era was influenced heavily by the onset of the machine age and a desire for modernity. Gone were the long, ornate lines of the Art Nouveau era, having been replaced by short, geometric lines and patterns. Pendants specifically were the must-have jewelry item during the Art Deco era and would have been hung from a long chain or beaded necklaces. This pendant features a large green onyx stone, which was hand-carved into a circular cabochon shape. The stone has a semi-translucent vibrant green hue and appears lighter or darker depending on the light source.The green hues of the stone contrast beautifully with the sterling silver setting of the pendant. Simple, clean lines allow the stone to remain the focal point of this piece. Don't miss your chance to own this piece of history. There are a small chip and minor wear to the stone. This is hardly noticeable when worn, but can be re-polished by your local jeweler if desired.
The silver has formed patina over time, which we believe provides a beautiful antique look, but can also be re-polished by your local jeweler if desired. 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.
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.The item "Antique Vintage Art Deco Sterling Silver 55.0 Cts Green Onyx Necklace Pendant" is in sale since Saturday, January 5, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Art Nouveau/Art Deco 1895-1935\Necklaces & Pendants".
The seller is "abeautifultimeco" and is located in Fort Collins, Colorado. This item can be shipped worldwide.