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Vienna Secession Plaque de Cou Natural Pearl and Diamond Barrette

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100-1-10149

$7,750.00
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Although you might be tempted to set this beautiful objet d' art on a small pedestal in your favorite curio cabinet, the best way to show it off is on your lovely locks (we converted it from a brooch). The frame of this extraordinary Vienna Secessionist (essentially Austrian Art Nouveau) openwork plaque de cou* (pardon our French) twinkles at its corners with glimmering rose-cut diamonds and surrounds gracefully entwined flowering vines accented with European and rose-cut diamonds, and luminous white natural pearls. You are its perfect pedestal. Circa 1872-1922, Austria. Total diamond weight, 1.60 carats. Hand fabricated in silver over 14K gold, it measures 2 1/4 by 1 3/4 inches. *Courtesy of AJU (Antique Jewelry University) Plaque de cou (from French: plaque = badge/plaque, cou = neck) ascribed to a central rectangular ornament, usually jeweled, that forms the integral decorative element in a collier de chien or dog collar necklace. Popular from late 17th through early 20th century, the plaque can sit atop a ribbon or be held in place by multiple rows of small pearls or other beads.

Details

Materials:
Silver over 14 Karat Gold
Length:
1 3/4 Inch
Width:
2 3/8 Inch
Height:
1/4 Inch
Chain Length:
1872-1922
Gram Weight:
31.6 Grams
Period:
Art Nouveau
Gemstone Details Gemstone Details

15 European Cut Diamonds

Carat Weight:
0.60 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:
1.70-2.50 mm
Color:
J-K-L
Clarity:
VS-SI

73 Rose Cut Diamonds

Carat Weight:
1.00 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:
1.00-2.10 mm
Color:
K-L-M
Clarity:
VS-SI
Total Diamond Carat Weight:
1.60

20 Natural Pearls

Shape:
Oval Buttons
Measurements:
3.30-5.50 mm
Color:
Light Cream

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.

Jewelry Care

As with anything of value, especially sentimental value, taking good care of your vintage and antique jewelry from Lang will enhance its beauty and extend its lifespan. We encourage you to have your jewelry checked and cleaned by us or by your trusted local jeweler every six months, to ensure that each piece is in good wearable condition with all gemstones in place. It’s not uncommon for stones to loosen over time, and it’s much easier to tighten a loose stone than to replace a lost one! As stated in our Repair Policy, we strongly recommend that you allow us to perform any repairs, since our jewelers are specialists in restoring vintage and antique jewelry.

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