We have similar Opal and Retro items, which would pair nicely with this piece, for sale this week. Listing Description by: Megan E. Markings : "935 BV" on the bale, "925 Italy" on the clasp of the chain, and "HK 925" on the back of the pendant, tested, and guaranteed. Gram Weight : 5.4 grams. Metal Type : 14k gold filled over base metal.
Color: Semi-translucent, with iridescent pink and blue hues. Stone Treatment : The stone(s) appear to be untreated, but we are not certified gemologists. Stone(s) have been tested and guaranteed using a professional Presidium Duo refractive, heat, and hardness tester.Stone Cuts : Smooth and polished Cabochon. Wearable length and inner circumference: 18.5. Necklace drop width: adds an additional 8.5 to the length. Chain Width: 0.8 mm W. Pendant size: 1.10" long and 0.55" wide. Closure/Clasp Type: Spring ring clasp. Link Type: Venetian link chain. Handmade during the Retro period of the Art Deco era in Italy. Features an extraordinary Australian Opal stone with iridescent pink and blue hues. Composed of 925 sterling silver with a gold wash.
Replacement chain made in Italy with the initials "BV" on the clasp. A spring clasp holds the necklace together securely and completes the lovely look of the piece. When worn, the necklace rests just at the base of the neck, as a collar-length necklace. This listing is for the item only.The Art Deco era is famous for being the "Gatsby" or "Roaring Twenties" era. A lot of gorgeous and timeless designs in jewelry came out of this period.
Jewelry from this period was most often crafted between 1920 and 1940. Art Deco jewelry sometimes featured white gold or platinum, geometric designs, European cut diamonds, filigree, and calibre cut stones that are specifically cut to fit the design of the piece. During the Art Deco period jewelers often made jewelry upon custom order, this would often take weeks to months to completely craft by hand.
Retro jewelry was produced during the 1940s and 1950s and was representative of the bold and changing world that emerged from the Second World War. Retro jewelry is not only illustrative of the energetic and modernizing styles of the 40s and 50s, but it incorporated the elegance and luxury of jewelry styles past. Retro jewelry can frequently be found composed of bright gold, gold alloys, and silver as the wartime put a restriction on the use of platinum. These designs are vibrant and beautiful and are a gorgeous example of the style of the rapidly evolving world.
Discovered during the 1890s, Australian opal is known for its iridescent and fiery hues, including blues, greens, yellows, reds, and oranges. The brilliant combination of a multitude of colors sets Australian opal apart from other types of opal and were coveted by the richest of the rich at the time of their discovery. The item "Antique Vintage Deco Retro Sterling Silver Gold Wash Opal Iridescent Necklace" is in sale since Saturday, May 9, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Art Nouveau/Art Deco 1895-1935\Necklaces & Pendants". The seller is "abeautifultimeco" and is located in Fort Collins, Colorado.This item can be shipped worldwide.