2008/12/04

Platinum Art Deco diamond pendant with huge magnificent moonstone



Platinum Art Deco diamond pendant with huge magnificent moonstone


A touch of history ...
Platinum Art Deco diamond pendant with huge magnificent moonstone


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In Antiquity, as well as in the Middle Ages people believed that the cosmos is reflected in gemstones. Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu and Buddhist traditions mingled with Pagan legends led to the association of certain precious stones with different days, months, astrological signs, Tribes of Israel and Apostles but also with healing powers for social, physiological, metaphysical and even medical conditions.

The moonstone is assigned to the planets Neptune and Venus. The combination of moonstone with Venus is interesting as still today it's considered to be a woman's stone. The moonstone is the birthstone or month stone for June. Moonstone should protect travellers, especially from danger by sea, reconciles lovers, brings good fortune, inner growth and strength. (Not that we necessarily promote or believe such claims, but we think they make for interesting conversation.)

In semi-precious stones there are gems and gems but this cabochon cut moonstone is the gem of gems. This top quality fine blue moonstone shows an incredible "three-dimensional" depth of color, which one will see clearly only when playfully tilting the stone and moving it. Transparant with a violet hue when playing with it in the light. Blue moonstones in fine qualities are becoming increasingly short in supply and push up the prices accordingly and to find one in this size is even more rare. Executed in platinum with six old mine brilliant cut diamonds in line pointing towards the moonstone, this jewel is an example how frugal and yet beautiful Art Deco can be.

Antique jewelry object group: necklaces
Country of origin: Although it does not carry any legible control marks we believe it is of Belgian origin.
Style: Art Deco - (styles overview)
Style specifics: Abstract motives and geometrical forms are quite typical for the Art Deco period.
Period: ca. 1920 (events and facts in 1920)
Material: platinum - (precious metals)
Diamonds: Six old mine brilliant cut diamonds with a total estimated weight of approx. 0.70 crt. Note: All diamond weights, color grades and clarity are approximate since the stones were not removed from their mounts to preserve the integrity of the setting.
Precious stones: moonstone - (precious stones)
Birthstones: Diamond is the birthstone (or month stone) for April and moonstone for June. - (general birthstones explanation)
Hallmarks: No trace. - (general hallmarks info)
Condition: excellent condition - (our condition scale)
Dimensions: Approximate dimensions moonstone length 1.90 cm (0.75 inch), width 1.17 cm (0.46 inch), thick 0.89 cm (0.35 inch), pendant height 4.35 cm (1.71 inch), chain length 42.50 cm (16.73 inch)
Weight: 11.00 gram (7.07 dwt)

Reference NÂș: 08211-4184




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