Antique Vintage Art Deco Sterling Silver Geometric Greek Hermes 1.9" L Pendant

£132.36 Buy It Now or Best Offer 8d 21h, £11.60 Shipping, 30-Day Returns, eBay Money Back Guarantee

Seller: abeautifultimeco (15,652) 100%, Location: Fort Collins, Colorado, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 312418037000 When ordering from the US, parcels may be subject to import tax and duty charges, which the buyer is responsible to pay. 4.6 Grams | Handmade | Black & White Onyx | Gatsby-like We have similar Art Deco and Onyx items, which would pair nicely with this piece, for sale this week. To view in separate listings, please visit our store and search "Deco" or "Onyx" under our Buy-It-Now items. The Piece Age Circa: Art Deco C. 1920 - 1940 Markings: Unmarked, Tested, and Guaranteed Country of Origin: Unknown Brand: Unknown Gram Weight: 4.6 Grams Metal Type: .925 Sterling Silver Material: Glass Main Stone: Onyx Main Stone Measurements/Color: 31.7 mm long and 19.3 mm wide, Black and white Accent Stone: -- Accent Stone Measurements/Color: -- 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: Carved Diamond Shape Item Measurements: The pendant measures 1.9" long, including the bale, and 1.05" wide. The bale opening measures approximately 2.5 mm. Closure/Clasp Type: Standard Bale Link Type: -- Pendant Type: Drop Pendant Notable Features: This pendant was handmade during the Art Deco era. The style during this era was influenced heavily by the onset of the machine age and a desire for modernity. Gone were the long, ornate lines of the Art Nouveau era, having been replaced by short, geometric lines and patterns. Pendants specifically were the must-have jewelry item during the Art Deco era and would have been hung from a long chain or beaded necklaces. This pendant features a geometric design that is reminiscent of the Gatsby style. At the center of the design is a sterling silver carving of the Greek god Hermes, with details of his winged helmet. Black and white onyx are laid on top of each other in an alternating pattern and carved into a diamond shape. The design rests atop a diamond-shaped glass, with the entire design replicated on the back of the pendant. This unique take on cameos results in a beautiful geometric design in a classic Art Deco style, while still paying tribute to the designs of the past. Don't miss your chance to own this piece of history. Damage: Age appropriate wear. *This listing is for the item only. All display boxes and/or photography props do not come with your purchase.* The History 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 specially cut to fit the design of the piece. During the Art Deco period jewelers often made jewelry upon custom order, this would usually take weeks to months to completely craft by hand. A cameo is an image that has been carved in raised relief by cutting away the background of different materials to create a contrast in height and color. The earliest examples of cameos date back to the 3rd century BC. In antiquity, this was achieved by carving into a single piece of banded agate to reveal the layers of colors, but now it is much more common that cameos are made of two different materials. The most common form of fine jewelry cameo is created by layering a carved white shell on top of a stone of contrasting color with a flat plane. Cameos usually depict a beautiful or famous person in profile, or a mythological figure. The Romans were true artisans when it came to creating these pieces, so there are many Roman cultural influences found in cameos, even to this day. These are true miniature art works. Onyx is a chalcedony quartz gemstone that is found all over the world. It usually has a fine texture and black color; however, some onyx also displays colored bands or ribbons against a black or brown background. Red onyx is quite rare and desirable and is also known as sardonyx. Onyx that has a deep green shade is known as Brazilian green onyx and is very rare. It became a popular stone for sculpture and jewelry in the 1920s and 1930s. The name comes from the Greek word onyx which means nail of a finger or claw. The word onyx comes from the Greek word "ὄνυξ" which can be translated as "nail of a finger or claw." In Greco-Roman myth, the goddess of beauty, Aphrodite, lay sleeping when Eros cut her fingernails and left the clippings scattered on the ground. Because no part of a heavenly body can die, the gods turned them into stone which later became known as onyx. Onyx is formed of bands of chalcedony in alternating colors. It is cryptocrystalline, consisting of fine intergrowths of silica minerals. Its bands are parallel to one another, as opposed to the more chaotic banding that often occurs in agates. It is translucent to opaque and comes in a wide range of colors including, white, yellow, red, brown, green, and black. Domestic US: All items ship within one business day of receiving payment. Buyers will have 3 base shipping options to choose from, depending on the needed speed of delivery. Pricing on single and multi-purchase transactions can be seen below:Auction Items: Base shipping + $1.00 per additional gold item & BIN items combine for freeBIN Items: FREEBase Shipping: USPS First Class: $8.00 fully insured, estimated 3-5 business days USPS Priority Mail: $12.00 fully insured, estimated 2-3 business days USPS Priority Express: $25.00 fully insured, overnight deliveryInternational: All packages are sent via USPS and pricing is based on buyer location. Each customer will receive a revised invoice at the close of the auction with an updated shipping rate. We will combine shipping on multiple purchases for free. We do not undervalue packages for customs, please do not ask us to do so. What you pay is what we will claim on your customs form. Please take this into consideration before placing your bid. PayPal only. After 4 days of non-payment, an automated unpaid item case will be opened by our eBay system. If you need extra time for payment, please contact us prior to bidding. Style Pendant Modified Item No Metal Purity .925 Material Glass Metal Sterling Silver Country/Region of Manufacture Unknown Main Stone Onyx Style: Pendant, Modified Item: No, Metal Purity: .925, Material: Glass, Metal: Sterling Silver, Country/Region of Manufacture: Unknown, Main Stone: Onyx

PicClick Insights PicClick Exclusive
  •  Popularity - 138 views, 0.8 views per day, 172 days on eBay. Very high amount of views. 0 sold, 1 available.
  •  Price -
  •  Seller - 15,652+ items sold. 0% negative feedback. Great seller with very good positive feedback and over 50 ratings.
Similar Items