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: Unmarked, Tested, and Guaranteed. Gram Weight: 19.1 Grams. Main Stone Measurements/Color: 65.94 carats, 40 mm long, 28.8 mm at the widest point, and 8 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 1.68" long and 1.37" wide. The bale opening measures approximately 8.7 mm, but will best accommodate a 3.4 mm chain or smaller due to its curling design. Closure/Clasp Type: Standard Bale and a Pin Stem with Locking "C" Clasp. Pendant Type: Convertible Brooch Pendant. Notable Features: This pendant was handmade during the Art Deco era. 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.
While many designs from this era were focused on modern and geometric shapes, this pendant is heavily influenced by the organic nature of the Art Nouveau era. This pendant features a large green onyx stone, which was hand-carved into a teardrop 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. The stone is wrapped in a leaf and vine design, with purposeful patina in the grooves of the design to create a sense of dimension within the piece.The pendant is finished off with a hidden bale, allowing it to seamlessly transition into a brooch with its existing pin stem and locking "C" clasp. Don't miss your chance to own this piece of history. There is minor residue from an old sticker on the back of the pendant, which is not visible when worn. A light cleaning with mild soap and water should remove the residue 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 Deco Sterling Silver 65.94 Ct Green Onyx Leaf Pin Brooch 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.