basket Your basket >
>
Your wishlist >

Nous offrons des facilités de paiement pour le bijou de vos rêves. Demandez nous les détails. Expédition assuré gratuite !

   US $   £   CA $   AU $
¥  340 984
   US $   £   CA $   AU $

Vintage 1920's Edwardian - Art Deco diamond and sapphire Mother Mary and baby Jesus medal

Antique jewelry object group
pendant

Condition
very good condition
more info on our condition scale

Country of origin
unknown

Style
Between Edwardian and Art Deco - The Edwardian era or Edwardian period in the United Kingdom is the period covering the reign of King Edward VII, 1901 to 1910. The death of Queen Victoria in January 1901 and the succession of her son, Edward, marked the start of a new century and the end of the Victorian era. While Victoria had shunned society, Edward was the leader of a fashionable elite which set a style influenced by the art and fashions of continental Europe—perhaps because of the King's fondness for travel. The era was marked by significant shifts in politics as sections of society which had been largely excluded from wielding power in the past, such as common labourers and women, became increasingly politicised. Art Deco is an eclectic artistic and design style which had its origins in Paris in the first decades of the 20th century. The style originated in the 1920s and continued to be employed until after World War II. The term "art deco" first saw wide use after an exhibition in 1966, referring to the 1925 Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes that was the culmination of high-end style modern in Paris. Led by the best designers in the decorative arts such as fashion, and interior design, Art Deco affected all areas of design throughout the 1920s and 1930s, including architecture and industrial design, as well as the visual arts such as painting, the graphic arts and film. At the time, this style was seen as elegant, glamorous, functional and modern.
See also: Edwardian and Art Deco
more info on styles

Style specifics
As for its elegant design, this jewel has the finesse of an Edwardian piece reacting gracefully against the very geometrical forms of Art Deco that was strongly influenced by Cubism. However, because both Edwardian and Art Deco styles were contemporaries of each other, we sometimes notice pieces - like this one - that carry both influences.

Period
ca. 1920
Events & facts of this era, poetry of this era, fashion of this era.

Source of inspiration
Christianity

Theme
Mother Mary and baby Jesus

Material
Two tones of precious metal, the main part being 18K yellow gold and the white parts are either white gold or platinum. (touchstone tested)
more info on precious metals

Diamonds
24 senailles . A senaille is a simplified rose cut diamond, a small diamond chip with perhaps a few polished facets. We do not have the weight of these diamonds which is normal in our trade when it comes to senailles.
All diamonds we offer are screened by the I.J.G.C. for whether they are natural or synthetic, and all diamonds in this jewel are 100% guaranteed to be natural.

Precious stones
Six sapphires . We did not check if the sapphires are lab produced or not as this information has no influence on the value of this jewel. Natural sapphires and lab produced sapphires were both used in this era, rather more for their effect than for their intrinsic value.
One plate of mother-of-pearl

Birthstones
Diamond is the birthstone (or month stone) for April and sapphire for September.
more info on birthstones

Hallmarks
Illegible remains.
more info on hallmarks

Dimensions
3,45 cm (1,36 inch) x 2,62 cm (1,03 inch)
see picture with a ruler in millimeters and inches

Weight
3,60 gram (2,31 dwt)

Adin Reference Nº
23191-0422

Copyright photography
Adin, fine antique jewellery

Additional information
our latest acquisitions
jewelry glossary
wall of fame
visit us in Antwerp
subscribe to our mailinglist

Vintage 1920's Edwardian - Art Deco diamond and sapphire Mother Mary and baby Jesus medal
Cliquez photo pour agrandir
Adin Fonds Ecrans       Aide       Expéditions       Termes de Vente       Mailing       Demandes Spéciales       Suivez nous sur:   Twitter   Facebook   Google+   Instagram  Liens