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This vintage pendant from the 1910s beautifully bridges the Edwardian and Art Deco styles, blending elegance with modernity. The main body is crafted in 18K yellow gold, complemented by white gold or platinum accents, featuring 28 senailles diamonds and 68 emeralds. Its design is inspired by Christianity, specifically depicting Mother Mary, Queen of Angels, which adds a significant spiritual dimension to its aesthetic appeal. The piece captures the finesse of the Edwardian era with a hint of the emerging geometric Art Deco influence, making it a unique representation of a transitional period in jewelry design. This pendant is a remarkable artifact of its time, reflecting the artistic and cultural shifts of the early 20th century.
Antique jewelry object group
very good condition
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Country of origin
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
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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.
Events & facts of this era, poetry of this era, fashion of this era.
Source of inspiration
Mother Mary Queen of Angels
Two tones of precious metal, the main part being 18K yellow gold and the white parts are either white gold or platinum. (touchstone tested)
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28 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.
68 emeralds . We did not check if the emeralds are lab produced or not as this information has no influence on the value of this jewel. Natural emeralds and lab produced emeralds were both used in this era, rather more for their effect than for their intrinsic value.
Diamond is the birthstone (or month stone) for April and emerald for May.
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"750" indicating 18K gold
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4,52 cm (1,78 inch) x 3,52 cm (1,39 inch)
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9,10 gram (5,85 dwt)
Adin Reference Nº
Adin, fine antique jewellery