Art Nouveau 2ct Colombian Emerald with 4.5ct of White Diamonds on 18k yellow gold Pendant & Necklace

Art Nouveau 2ct Colombian Emerald with 4.5ct of White Diamonds on 18k yellow gold Pendant & Necklace.



Art Nouveau 2ct Colombian Emerald with 4.5ct of White Diamonds on 18k yellow gold Pendant & Necklace

PRESENTING one of the FINEST pieces from our Fine Jewelry Collection…………an Antique Art Nouveau 2ct Colombian Emerald with 4.5ct of White Diamonds on 18k yellow gold Pendant & Necklace.

This piece is an Antique piece….probably circa 1890 – 1900 ……. The Art Nouveau Period.

It is a CLASSIC ART NOUVEAU style, shape and form  !!

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Art Nouveau (French pronunciation: [aʁ nuvo], Anglicised to /ˈɑːrt nˈv/) is an international style of art, architecture and applied art, especially the decorative arts, that was most popular between 1890 and 1910.[1] A reaction to the academic art of the 19th century, it was inspired by natural forms and structures, not only in flowers and plants, but also in curved lines.

English uses the French name Art Nouveau ("new art"), but the style has many different names in other languages: in Austria it is known as Secessionsstil after Wiener Secession, in Spanish Modernismo, in Catalan Modernisme, in Czech Secese, in Danish Skønvirke or Jugendstil, in Germany Jugendstil, Art nouveau or Reformstil, in Hungarian Szecesszió, in Italian L'Art Nouveau, Stile floreale or Stile Liberty, in Norwegian Jugendstil, in Polish Secesja, in Slovak Secesia, in Russian Модерн (Modern), and in Swedish Jugend.

Art Nouveau is considered a "total" art style, embracing architecture, graphic art, interior design, and most of the decorative arts including jewellery, furniture, textiles, household silver and other utensils, and lighting, as well as the fine arts. According to the philosophy of the style, art should be a way of life. For many well-off Europeans, it was possible to live in an art nouveau-inspired house with art nouveau furniture, silverware, fabrics, ceramics including tableware, jewellery, cigarette cases, etc. Artists desired to combine the fine arts and applied arts, even for utilitarian objects.

Although Art Nouveau was replaced by 20th-century Modernist styles,[2] it is now considered as an important transition between the eclectic historic revival styles of the 19th century and Modernism.[

Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Art_Nouveau

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It does not bear a makers mark but was UNDOUBTEDLY made by one of the very best jewelers of the time.

It is marked for 18k yellow gold.

The pendant is broach shaped and SUBSTANTIAL in size.

The broach portion of the pendant is profusely set with 'old-cut' brilliant diamonds in a floral or garland type motif.  It is surrounded with individually set 'old cut' diamonds.

The Pendant has a number of  layers..... the first consists of a large swag enclosing the singular 1ct Colombian Emerald and is set with brilliant 'old cut' white diamonds........on either side of the central medallion are 2 smaller Colombian Emeralds of 0.5ct each (total 1ct) again set in 18k yellow gold and surrounded by brilliant cut white diamonds. The ends of the pendant are similar to pediments and have brilliant cut white diamonds.

In total we believe the pendant has circa 4.5ct of diamonds.

The pendant is attached to an 18k gold necklace.

There is an  EXCEPTIONAL BRILLIANCE AND QUALITY in plume and floral motifs on this pendant.

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Emerald is a gemstone and a variety of the mineral beryl (Be3Al2(SiO3)6) colored green by trace amounts of chromium and sometimes vanadium.[2] Beryl has a hardness of 7.5–8 on the Mohs scale.[2] Most emeralds are highly included, so their toughness (resistance to breakage) is classified as generally poor. It is a cyclosilicate.

Emeralds, like all colored gemstones, are graded using four basic parameters–the four Cs of Connoisseurship: Color, Clarity, Cut and Carat weight. Before the 20th century, jewelers used the term water, as in "a gem of the finest water",[4] to express the combination of two qualities: color and clarity. Normally, in the grading of colored gemstones, color is by far the most important criterion. However, in the grading of emeralds, clarity is considered a close second. Both are necessary conditions. A fine emerald must possess not only a pure verdant green hue as described below, but also a high degree of transparency to be considered a top gem.[5]

In the 1960s, the American jewelry industry changed the definition of "emerald" to include the green vanadium-bearing beryl as emerald. As a result, vanadium emeralds purchased as emeralds in the United States are not recognized as such in the UK and Europe. In America, the distinction between traditional emeralds and the new vanadium kind is often reflected in the use of terms such as "Colombian Emerald".[6]

Color

In gemology,[7] color is divided into three components: hue, saturation and tone. Emeralds occur in hues ranging from yellow-green to blue-green, with the primary hue necessarily being green. Yellow and blue are the normal secondary hues found in emeralds. Only gems that are medium to dark in tone are considered emerald; light-toned gems are known instead by the species name green beryl. The finest emerald are approximately 75% tone on a scale where 0% tone would be colorless and 100% would be opaque black. In addition, a fine stone should be well saturated; the hue of an emerald should be bright (vivid). Gray is the normal saturation modifier or mask found in emerald; a grayish-green hue is a dull green hue.[5]

Clarity

Brazilian emerald (grass-green variety of the mineral beryl) in a quartz-pegmatite matrix with typical hexagonal, prismatic crystals.[8]

Emerald tends to have numerous inclusions and surface breaking fissures. Unlike diamond, where the loupe standard, i.e. 10× magnification, is used to grade clarity, emerald is graded by eye. Thus, if an emerald has no visible inclusions to the eye (assuming normal visual acuity) it is considered flawless. Stones that lack surface breaking fissures are extremely rare and therefore almost all emeralds are treated ("oiled", see below) to enhance the apparent clarity. The inclusions and fissures within an emerald are sometime described as "Jardin" (French for 'garden'), because of their mossy appearance.[9] These imperfections within the stone are unique to each emerald and can be used to identify a particular stone. Eye-clean stones of a vivid primary green hue (as described above) with no more than 15% of any secondary hue or combination (either blue or yellow) of a medium-dark tone command the highest prices.[5] This relative crystal non-uniformity makes emeralds more likely than other gemstones to be cut into cabochons, rather than faceted shapes. Faceted Emeralds are most commonly given the Oval cut, or the signature Emerald cut, a rectangular cut with facets around the top edge.

Emeralds in antiquity have been mined in Egypt since 1500 BCE, and India, and Austria since at least the 14th century CE.[12]

Colombia is by far the world's largest producer of emeralds, constituting 50–95% of the world production, with the number depending on the year, source and grade.[13][14][15][16] Emerald production in Colombia has increased drastically in the last decade, increasing by 78% from 2000 to 2010.[17] The three main emerald mining areas in Colombia are Muzo, Coscuez, and Chivor.[18] Rare "trapiche" emeralds are found in Colombia, distinguished by ray-like spokes of dark impurities.

Link; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emerald

Only the extremely affluent could have afforded this piece......it is good enough to grace the neck of the most famous of actresses at the Oscars or Royalty !

 

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Antique Art Nouveau 2ct Colombian Emerald with 4.5ct of White Diamonds on 18k yellow gold Pendant & Necklace.

The base is made of 18k gold and it is profusely set with the most GLORIOUSLY BRILLIANT WHITE AND PURE DIAMONDS you will ever see !

The Emeralds are most Colombian Emeralds and have the MOST GORGEOUS COLOR.....a bright green.

The piece cost the private collector from New York a substantial sum in the 1970's.

It was purchased by her from a Fine Jeweler based in Manhattan and Long Island.

This jeweler would visit her at her home in Long Island on a weekly basis to show her fine pieces that she may have been interested in purchasing.

This is why she collected such a FINE RANGE OF HIGH QUALITY AND RARE JEWELRY.

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CHECK OUT THE EMERALD & DIAMOND EARRINGS ALSO IN THIS SECTION - FOR A SET !!

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If you are the type of person that likes to acquire ONLY THE FINEST THINGS and in particular jewelry that would have been fit to grace any of the top jewelry houses in the World, then this (and the Collections many other pieces) is for you !

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KINDLY PLEASE NOTE:

For Security Reasons and because of the value of this (and all our other jewelry) WE DO NOT KEEP ANY JEWELRY AT OUR SHOWROOMS.

All our jewelry is held in a safety deposit box in a Dallas Bank.

It is for this reason, that we require any interested buyer to:

(1) contact us in advance, giving 48 hours notice of a potential viewing,

(2) clearly indicate the piece or pieces they are interested in viewing, and

(3) agree on a mutually agreeable viewing 'venue', suitable and secure for any such viewing.

In the event of agreeing to purchase........possession of the piece will not be given over to the purchaser until such time as 'funds' have FULLY CLEARED in our Bank Account.

PERSONAL & INTERNET SALES: The onus is entirely on the buyer to verify the authenticity of the piece and its description by us.

We have used our best endeavors to describe the items correctly, based on the information provided to us.

In some cases, we will provide the buyer with a professional Certificate of Authenticity and appraisal report.

Where we have such a Report we will post in online on our Website in the individual item's post.

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Antique Art Nouveau 2ct Colombian Emerald with 4.5ct of White Diamonds on 18k yellow gold Pendant & Necklace.

NOTE: The Earrings shown in the photos are being sold separately.

Provenance: From our PRIVATE FINE JEWELRY COLLECTION from New York.

Price: $62,500.00. Sale Price Now: $50,000.00

 

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