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Art Nouveau Black Opal Necklace / Two Bracelets

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90-1-12884

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ABOUT THIS JEWELRY

Reminiscent of the rare and highly distinctive creations by Tiffany and Marcus & Co. Fourteen miniature galaxies--also known as opals--each bursting with its own fireworks display of blazing color, are held by textured swirl settings, exquisitely hand engraved on the reverse, and connected by die-struck openwork scroll links. A mesmerizing cabochon teardrop opal, adorned above by a square opal set on the bias, dangles below. And the magic continues. This breathtaking jewel converts into two bracelets and, on the days when you're feeling a little less fancy, you can remove the drop. Utterly enchanting and extraordinary! Hand fabricated in 18K gold - circa 1900. The necklace measures 15 1/2 inches and each bracelet section is 7 5/8 inches. Center drop measures 2 inches.

Details

Materials:
18 Karat Yellow Gold
Length:
2 Inch Center Drop Area
Width:
5/8 Inch
Height:
5/16 Inch
Chain Length:
15 1/2 Inch Neck Length, 7 5/8 Inch Bracelet Only Sections
Gram Weight:
45 Grams
Period:
Art Nouveau
Center Opal details
Cut/Shape:
Pear Cabochon Cut
Type:
Grey Base
Measurements:
24.20 x 14.60 x 6.10 mm
Country of Origin:
Australia
Center Opal details
Cut/Shape:
Square Cut
Type:
Black
Measurements:
9.45 x 9.48 x 2.95 mm
Center Opal details
Cut/Shape:
Oval Cabochon Cut
Type:
Grey Base To Black
Measurements:
8.49-9.55 mm

About Art Nouveau Jewelry

Looking to go organic? Bummed out (with good reason) by the Industrial Revolution, Art Nouveau makers embraced the natural world and a return to the hand-craftsmanship of an earlier time. Their overlap with both the Victorian and Edwardian eras resulted in a great deal of cross-pollination. Though relatively short in its purest form, Art Nouveau’s flowing lines continued to weave their way into fine jewelry.

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