We have similar Amethyst and Art Deco items, which would pair nicely with this piece, for sale this week. Listing Description by: Angela A.
Age Circa : Vintage Deco style. Markings : "925 India" and maker's mark "NB" on the back of the pendant.
Gram Weight : 8.7 grams. Color: semi-translucent light purple hues. Accent Stone : Citrine, Peridot, Garnet, Iolite, Aquamarine. Citrine: 3.86 mm to 4.08 mm diameter, semi-translucent golden-yellow hue.Peridot: 3.42 mm to 3.86 mm diameter, semi-translucent bright green hue. Garnet : 3.76 mm diameter, semi-translucent deep red hue. Iolite : 7.99 to 8.36 mm long, 3.58 mm to 3.64 mm width, semi-translucent deep purple-blue hue.
Aquamarine : 3.88 mm length, 3.48 mm width, semi-translucent pale blue hue. 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 : Round faceted citrine, peridot, and garnet; square faceted aquamarine and amethyst; marquise faceted iolite.Length, including the bale: 1.93. Bale measurements: 8.62 mm long by 5.04 mm wide.
Handmade in India in the style of the Art Deco era. Features a four-pointed star-like motif adorned with amethyst, iolite, garnet, peridot, aquamarine, and citrine stones. A lovely purple amethyst rests at the center of the pendant, with the other stones clustered around it.
The golden yellow citrine stones contrast beautifully with the rich purple hues of the amethyst. Completed with a standard bale, allowing the pendant to be worn on antique chains and necklaces. One of the iolite stones is missing from the pendant; this can be replaced by your local jeweler.There is light tarnish on the sterling silver in some areas, giving the pendant an antique quality we believe is rather lovely. 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. Amethysts are a semi-precious variety of quartz that are valued for their varying shades of translucent purple hues. The purple color is derived from iron and other trace element deposits.
Throughout antiquity, amethysts were used in religious and royal jewelry, and were considered as valuable as rubies, emeralds, and even sapphires. Peridot, unlike many other stones, occurs only in one color.Its olive-green hue varies depending on the percentage of iron contained within. Peridot hues have been seen varying from yellow, olive, and brownish-green. Very rarely does peridot occur in a pure medium-dark green with no secondary yellow hue or brown mask. Citrine is a variety of quartz that features a golden yellow hue.
While yellow is the most common color, it can also be seen with a greenish-yellow, brownish-yellow, or orange tint. One famous variety of citrine is Madeira citrine, which is named for the Madeira islands off the coast of Portugal. Citrine takes on a deep orange or reddish tint when heat treated. The name "Iolite" comes from the Greek word for violet. This stone is also referred to as dichroite, a Greek word meaning "two-colored rock, " which references the color-changing nature of the stone depending on the angle from with it is viewed, and the light source.
It has also been called "water-sapphire" and "Vikings' Compass" because of its usefulness in determining the direction of the sun on overcast days. Gem quality Iolite varies in color from sapphire blue to blue violet to gray to light blue as the light angle changes. A stunning variety of the mineral beryl, aquamarine was named after the Latin word for seawater. Aquamarines with visible flaws are uncommon and the cost of producing synthetic aquamarine is high, therefore most aquamarine gems are natural. Light blue topaz is often mistaken for aquamarine.
The large size of its crystal lattice makes many of its specimens ideal for faceting into larger sized gemstones, and thus it is seen in many opulent designs from various periods in time. Royalty commonly favored these large, precious stones.Varying in color from light blue to light green, its subtle beauty carries over well into a wide variety of jewelry styles. The value of aquamarine is often based on how limpid, or clear, it is in appearance. Garnets are a type of silicate mineral that have a long history of use, dating back as far as the Bronze Age where they were used in jewelry and as an abrasive. Historically, this stone has also been known as "carbuncle" and its modern name, garnet, is derived from the Latin granatus meaning "seed, " which is thought to be a reference to pomegranates.
Found in almost any color imaginable, these stones are most commonly red in hue, with blue being the rarest variety and deep red the most prized. Throughout history these beautiful stones have been worn by the wealthy elite, ranging from the pharaohs of Egypt to the European nobility of the Middle ages. Today garnet continues to be a popular stone for use in jewelry, with the deepest red varieties being especially valuable and sought after.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.