Color: semi-translucent deep blue hue. Stone treatment : The tourmaline stone(s) appear to be untreated, but we are not certified gemologists. Paste is a manufactured stone. Stone(s) have been tested and guaranteed using a professional Presidium Duo refractive, heat, and hardness tester. Stone cuts : Round faceted tourmaline, Old European cut paste.
Width : 0.34" length, 0.55" width. Handmade during the Art Nouveau era. Composed of 14k rose gold fluted accents, pin stem, and tourmaline setting; the remainder of the brooch is 14k rose gold filled over base metal.
Created in the style of the Etruscan Revival. A beautiful, large tourmaline stone rests in the center of the brooch.
A halo of sparkling, colorless Old European cut paste stones surrounds the deep blue tourmaline. The body of the brooch features a two-bar design adorned with granulated beads and 14k rose gold rounded, fluted ends. Completed with a pin stem and open "c" clasp for secure wear. There is a chip from one paste stone, and facet wear to most of the paste stones; this does not affect wear and the stone remain secure.One of the tourmaline's prong settings is bent, but this does not affect wear. There are several areas of wear to the gold filled over base metal, which does not affect wear. The brooch has not been cleaned. 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. Etruscan Revival jewelry was first popularized during the early 1800s when an Etruscan tomb was discovered just outside of Rome. Upon its discovery, jewelers worked to imitate and understand the metalworking techniques with which the jewelry was made. Not only was Etruscan jewelry a luxurious addition to the Victorian styles of the day. But it introduced new ideas and decorations. These Etruscan tombs contained jewelry adorned with long and flowing geometric lines and motifs, mythological imagery and scenery, and celestial elements. The techniques of repoussé, filigree, and granulation are all attributed to the Etruscans.
Tourmaline is a semi-precious gemstone that comes in a wide array of colors and has been fundamental in jewelry for centuries. The Empress Dowager Cixi, the last Empress of China, loved pink tourmaline and bought large quantities of the stone from the Himalaya Mine, located in California, which, along with Maine, was one of the world's largest tourmaline mines in the world.French jeweler Georges Frédéric Strass created "paste" as an alternative to diamonds during the Georgian era. Leaded glass was cut and polished with a metallic powder until it shimmered brightly like a diamond in the light. These white "diamante" or "strass" stones were wildly popular with the glamorous Parisians, and eventually paste stones were colored to mimic other precious gemstones. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Brooches & Pins". The seller is "abeautifultimeco" and is located in this country: US.
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