Antique Vintage Art Deco 18k Rose Gold Diamond Christian Cross Necklace Pendant
We have similar Diamond and Cross items for sale, including a larger version of this pendant, which would pair nicely with this piece. Listing Description by: Dylan L. Age Circa: Art Deco C. Country of Origin: Unknown. Gram Weight: 1.1 Grams. Metal Type: 18k Rose Gold. Main Stone: Old European Cut Diamond. Main Stone Measurements/Color: 0.01 Carats, Sparkly and eye clear. Accent Stone Measurements/Color. 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: Old European Cut Diamond. Item Measurements: The pendant measures 1.29″ long top to bottom and 0.70″ wide. Closure/Clasp Type: Standard Bale. Pendant Type: Drop/Dangle Charm. This pendant was made in a cross motif, and features hand chased details adorning the face of the cross. In the center of the pendant is a. 900 platinum accent, which features a diamond in the middle. The platinum is adorned with milgrain edging. Damage: Age appropriate wear. There is some very slight denting on the back of the pendant. He price of the item has been reduced to reflect this. 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. Diamond is derived from the Greek word, adamas, which means unbreakable. Diamonds are extremely rare, with the earliest diamonds being discovered in India around the 4th century BC and being traded along the Silk Road; the trade route between India and China. During the latter half of the 18th century, diamonds were discovered in South Africa. Diamonds are renowned for their strength and brilliance of color and ability to reflect and disperse light. This is what gives them such a brilliant sparkle. Colors range in blue, yellow, brown, green, purple, pink, orange, and red; the less color a diamond has, the higher its grade is. Diamonds range from 1 billion to 3.5 billion years old, and because of their age and qualities, have become the symbol for love across many cultures. The Old European Cut was the last type of diamond to be cut completely by hand. It was the successor of the Old Mine Cut diamond and the predecessor of the modern round brilliant cut. The Old European Cut was very popular during the Edwardian and Art Deco eras. It is round and has a high crown and more facets than previous cuts, giving these stones a high sparkle. These diamonds are very rare today, as most were re-purposed, and cut into more modern shapes. Chasing is a metalworking technique that uses a nail-like tool and hammer to hand etch patterns onto a metal surface. This process creates a design that is sunk into the front of the surface using indentations, grooves, and channels. Chasing is thousands of years old and was a very difficult and time-consuming technique that is still used by metalsmiths today. Milgrain was first popularized during the Art Deco era and is most commonly associated with the Gatsby-style parties and gorgeous styles of that time. When the use of milgrain edging first began in the jewelry community each individual bead that makes up the milgrain edging had to be made and applied by hand. This process can be mimicked much more easily in present day jewelry making, which adds a touch of nostalgia and pride to antique or vintage milgrain edged jewelry items. The item “Antique Vintage Art Deco 18k Rose Gold Diamond Christian Cross Necklace Pendant” is in sale since Wednesday, November 6, 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.