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Large Art Nouveau Enamel and Diamond Pendant Locket

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90-1-4324

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ABOUT THIS NECKLACE

A rare and ravishing treasure from the Art Nouveau period - circa 1900. This sizable oval pendant locket - measuring 2 1/2 by 2 inches - features a graceful openwork plaque colored with a shaded enamel lilies that bloom from stems dotted with small, twinkling Swiss-cut diamonds. A tiny screw located at the bottom allows the piece to swing open in order to place a keepsake picture or colored fabric for a stronger contrast with the enamel. A versatile and enchanting work of wearable art .Soft bloomed finish.

Details

Materials:
18 Karat Yellow Gold
Length:
2 1/2 inches
Width:
2 inch
Gram Weight:
54.3 g
Period:
Art Nouveau
Gemstone Details Gemstone Details

55 Swiss Cut Diamonds

Carat Weight:
0.50 carat Because mountings prohibit full and accurate observation of gem quality and weight, all data pertaining to mounted gems can be considered as approximate unless accompanied by an independent laboratory certificate (AGL, EGL, GIA). Unless otherwise stated, all colored stones and pearls are assumed to be subject to a relatively stable and possibly undetected color and/or clarity enhancement.
Measurements:
1.20-1.50 mm
Color:
I-H
Clarity:
SI1-SI2
Total Diamond Carat Weight:
0.50

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