Jul 25
2021

Antique Vintage Art Deco Sterling Silver Bedouin Obsidian Festoon Necklace 14.8g

Antique Vintage Art Deco Sterling Silver Bedouin Obsidian Festoon Necklace 14.8g Antique Vintage Art Deco Sterling Silver Bedouin Obsidian Festoon Necklace 14.8g
Antique Vintage Art Deco Sterling Silver Bedouin Obsidian Festoon Necklace 14.8g
Antique Vintage Art Deco Sterling Silver Bedouin Obsidian Festoon Necklace 14.8g
Antique Vintage Art Deco Sterling Silver Bedouin Obsidian Festoon Necklace 14.8g

Antique Vintage Art Deco Sterling Silver Bedouin Obsidian Festoon Necklace 14.8g
We have similar Bedouin and Deco items, which would pair nicely with this piece, for sale this week. Listing Description by: Angela A. Age Circa : Art Deco C. Country of Origin : Unknown. Gram Weight : 14.8 grams. Length: 17.43 mm to 18.81 mm. Width: 9.77 mm to 10.33 mm. Color: opaque deep grey hues with white striations. Accent Stone Measurements/Color. 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 : Polished and carved teardrop-shaped obsidian. Wearable length: 16.75. Chain link width: 2.74 mm. Bead width: 3.5 mm. Center pendant measurements : 2.08″ length including dangles, 0.65″ width. Closure/Clasp Type: Hook and eye clasp. Link Type: Fancy beaded geometric link chain. Handmade in the Art Deco era in the Bedouin style of jewelry. These necklace is composed of. Features a strand of fancy beaded chain links that connects to three festoon-style pendants. Each pendant is adorned with a large, teardrop-shaped obsidian stone. These stones showcase deep grey hues with white striations. Large, spoon-like dangles rest beneath the center pendant. Each pendant is connected to the next via a series of four fancy chain links. Completed with a hook and eye clasp for secure wear. Damage: Age appropriate wear. There are minor scratches to the faces of the three obsidian stones; this does not affect wear and is not immediately noticeable when worn. There is tarnish present on the sterling silver, which gives the piece a lovely antique quality. The price 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. Antique Turkish, Islamic, and Bedouin jewelry all share similar ancestral and stylistic roots and influenced each other through trade for many, many years. This can largely be attributed to the expansion of the Ottoman Empire, which valued art and craftsmanship and fostered the continuation of Arabic arts and calligraphy. The reign of the Ottomans in the 16th and 17th centuries introduced Turkish designs to Islamic motifs and the nomadic Bedouin culture, melding a range of styles into beautiful arabesques; repeating rhythmic patterns, which often feature geometric floral and organic designs. A festoon, by definition, is a garland of flowers, ribbons, or leaves hung in a curve as a decorative element or incorporated as an architectural feature. Thus, a necklace must have swags or drapes of chain, beads, or metal findings as part of the design. The festoon necklace became popular during the Georgian period and carried over into the Victorian era, with some more elaborate fashionable (not meant for mourning) black necklaces made during this period incorporating swags of jet beads. Bohemian garnets and other materials were also used. Festoon necklaces were popular during the Edwardian era as well, with a return to more delicate chains in the designs or elements reflecting garland style with ribbons, flowers, and bows. Obsidian is a naturally occurring black volcanic glass that forms when lava from an eruption cools within the earth. The speed at which it cools prevents crystallization, which means obsidian is hard and brittle, which makes it a very difficult stone to work with. Obsidian can vary in color from dark brown to black based on the impurities found in it. The item “Antique Vintage Art Deco Sterling Silver Bedouin Obsidian Festoon Necklace 14.8g” is in sale since Saturday, July 17, 2021. 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.
  • Modified Item: No
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: Unknown
  • Style: Chain
  • Metal Purity: .925
  • Main Stone: Obsidian
  • Metal: Sterling Silver

Antique Vintage Art Deco Sterling Silver Bedouin Obsidian Festoon Necklace 14.8g

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