Listing Description by: Dylan L. Age Circa : Art Nouveau C. Markings: Unmarked, Tested, and Guaranteed. Metal Type: 18k Rose Gold.
Metal Melt Value: -- (Value All-Inclusive Weight). Main Stone: Dendritic Moss Agate. Main Stone Measurements/Color: 34.67 Carats, Measures 24.7 mm long by 32.7 mm wide, Semi-translucent white hue with brown inclusions and an internal matrix of lighter and darker brown shades as well as moss-like white and dark green striations. 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. Item Measurements: The brooch measures 1.06" in length and 1.36" wide. Brooch, Lapel Pin, Hat Pin, Scarf Pin, Tie Pin. Closure Type: Pin Stem with Closing "C" Clasp. Convertible to Pendant: If desired, your local jeweler can attach a bale to this piece, so it can be worn as a pendant.
Handmade during the Art Nouveau era in the style of the Aesthetic Movement. The agate is semi-translucent and reveals an internal matrix of brown shades when light filters through the body of the stone as well as moss-like natural striations.The brooch can be worn on a variety of accessories, including hats, scarves, and lapels, among many others. 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 standard 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 Aesthetic period, 1885 1901, features simple jewelry designs and refined artistic taste. Jewelry designers moved to using soft curves and natural shapes and subtle coloring. This period came as a response to Victorians becoming disillusioned with previous jewelry periods that featured more elaborate designs in fashions and furnishings.Agates are a semi-precious variety of gemstones composed of chalcedony and quartz layers; they vary highly in grain and coloration, and usually show multi-color bands. The hues and bands are dependent on environmental pressure and temperature, and the mineral contents of each stone. Each agate is unique because of these myriad factors, and even slabs cut from the same specimen will vary in coloration and design.
The stone was discovered on the shore of the Greek river Achates in the 3rd Century BC, and has been used for carvings and jewelry since. The item "Antique Vintage Art Nouveau 18k Rose Gold Dendritic Moss Agate Womens Pin Brooch" is in sale since Sunday, August 18, 2019.This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Art Nouveau/Art Deco 1895-1935\Pins, Brooches". The seller is "abeautifultimeco" and is located in Fort Collins, Colorado. This item can be shipped worldwide.