Color: semi-translucent bright green hue with an internal matrix and speckling of lighter and darker green hues. 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: Carved and polished cabochon.Brooch, lapel pin, hat pin, scarf pin, tie pin. Closure Type: Pin stem with a locking "c" clasp. Convertible to Pendant: If desired, your local jeweler can add a bale to this piece, so it can be worn as a pendant. Handmade during the Art Deco era in China, a lovely example of Chinese export jewelry. Crafted from yellow gold wash over.
925 sterling silver, the brooch features a round wreath shape of curling leaves. Three beautiful aventurine stones with a lovely bright green hue and a speckling of lighter and darker green hues adorn the face of the brooch. Geometric bars curl through the center of the wreath, with three eye-catching beads set on the bars.
The sterling silver was bent and twisted by hand to form the filigree leaves. The brooch is completed with a closing "c" clasp for secure wear on a variety of clothing and accessories. The hinge is slightly bent, but this does not affect wear.
There is wear to the gold wash in some places, revealing the sterling silver underneath. 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 1935.
Art Deco jewelry sometimes featured white gold or platinum, geometric designs, European cut diamonds, filigree, and calibre cut stones that are specifically cut to fit the design of the piece. During the Art Deco period jewelers often made jewelry upon custom order, this would often take weeks to months to completely craft by hand. Chinese export jewelry became popular during the late Victorian period and persisted until the 1960s. During this period, Chinese craftsmen were considered by far the best in the world. The rich and wealthy would custom-order a piece through their local jeweler, who would send the design off to China to be made and sent back to Europe.
This lengthy process was very expensive, making Chinese export pieces highly desirable, then and now. Aventurine is a gemstone form of quartz.The stone is usually a semi-translucent green color and has flecks of shimmering mineral inclusions. These sparkling inclusions are so desirable that gemologists coined the term aventurescence to refer to the reflective, metallic glitter they create.
Aventurine is known as the Stone of Opportunity and believed to be very lucky. Most aventurine stones are carved into beads or figurines, with only the highest quality pieces cut into cabochons to be set in jewelry. Filigree metalworking is a delicate form of art and has been found as early as 3,000 BC in Mesopotamia.
It was perfected by the Phoenicians and Etruscan civilizations between the 6th and 3rd centuries BC. It involves stamping out a design in metal and hand bending and twirling threads, combined with tiny beads, until a final motif emerges.It is reminiscent of lace and considered one of the most difficult metalworking processes. Filigree is still a very popular technique in India and Asia.
The item "Antique Vintage Deco 925 Sterling Silver Gold Wash Chinese Aventurine Pin Brooch" is in sale since Saturday, October 10, 2020. 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.