We have similar Sardonyx and Art Deco items, which would pair nicely with this piece, for sale this week. Listing Description by: Cameron J. Markings : "950" and unidentified pictorial mark on the back of one of the pendants.Color: opaque peach and white hue. The stone(s) appear to be untreated, however we are not certified gemologists.
Stone(s) have been tested and guaranteed using a professional Presidium Duo refractive, heat, and hardness tester. Stone Cuts : Low relief carving. Chain width: 2.4 mm. Pendant measurements: 1.23" length, 4.14" width.
Closure/Clasp Type: Locking hook clasp. Handmade in the Art Deco era. Features four sardonyx stones carved with bird motifs and placed in bezel settings. Between the sardonyx pendants are four geometric silver pendants.
The necklace is complete with a snake chain. When worn, the pendants rest against the décolletage on most people. There is tarnish to the silver that gives the piece a more 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.
Sardonyx is a type of chalcedony that usually contains flat-banded, white and brownish-red bands. For most of sardonyx's history, it has been used to create cameos and intaglios. In Ancient Rome, women wore sardonyx necklaces containing cameos of Venus in the hopes of harnessing the powers of the goddess of love. Soldiers wore sardonyx rings and intaglios containing images of Mars, the god of war, into battle with the hopes that the sardonyx jewelry would act as protection. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Necklaces & Pendants".The seller is "abeautifultimeco" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.