We have similar Pearl and Chased items, which would pair nicely with this piece, for sale this week. Item Description by: Cait P. Age Circa : Art Nouveau C. Markings : "1/20 12k Gold Filled" on the earring backings. Gram Weight : 5.8 Grams.
Metal Type : 1/20 12k Rose Gold Filled over Base Metal. Main Stone Measurements/Color : 1.55 mm diameter, Lustrous white hue. 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 : Naturally Rounded and Polished.
Item Measurements : The earrings measure 1.25" in length and 0.65" wide. Earring Backing Style : Screw-on Backings.Your jeweler can easily convert these to the preferred backing style you desire. For Pierced or Non-Pierced Ears : Both.
Handmade in the Art Nouveau era. Composed of 1/20 12k rose gold filled over base metal. The face of each earring features a sterling silver floral accent, creating lovely contrast with the rose gold. Sitting in the center of each sterling silver flower is a lustrous, white seed pearl.
The bodies of the earrings are adorned with elegantly chased patterns. Screw-on backings complete the earrings, making them suitable for both pierced and non-pierced ears. There is some wear to the rose gold, revealing the base metal beneath it; however, this is hardly noticeable and does not affect wear. 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. Gold filled jewelry consists of an outer solid gold layer over a metal base, and 5% of its weight should be derived from gold.
This solid layer of gold is laid over a base of sterling silver or some other kind of metal to produce a high-quality gold look. Seed pearls occur naturally and are used most often as a decorative border, as tiny accents in small patterns, or in larger clusters woven together to make up an entire piece of jewelry. They are normally less than 2 mm in diameter. They were imported from India and China and carried a hefty price tag due to this.
Seed Pearl jewelry was used often for special occasions such as weddings, Mary Todd Lincoln received a seed pearl parure for Lincoln's inauguration. 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. The item "Antique Vintage Art Nouveau 12k Rose Gold Filled GF Seed Pearl Chased Earrings" is in sale since Saturday, November 9, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Art Nouveau/Art Deco 1895-1935\Earrings". The seller is "abeautifultimeco" and is located in Fort Collins, Colorado.This item can be shipped worldwide.