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Art Deco Saturn Pendant

About Details History
This large scale, dynamic, cosmic pendant was made as the delicate and ethereal aesthetics of the Edwardian period transitioned to the bolder forms of the Art Deco period. Fashioned in 18k gold and silver, this celestial piece features old mine and rose cut diamonds, a single oval sapphire and blue paste accents. Hangs from a new 18" 14k gold chain.

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  • Materials: 18k gold, silver, .36ct oval faceted sapphire, .17ct and .10ct old mine cut diamonds, 20 rose cut diamonds and one glass replacement, square blue glass accents, new 14k gold chain
  • Age: c. 1920
  • Condition: Very good
  • Size: 2" length including the bale, 1.75" width, 18" chain
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ART DECO (1915 – 1940) Art Deco is highly recognizable for its minimalism and futurism. Simultaneous art movements—Cubism, Bauhaus—informed the geometric style, along with “exotic” foreign influences like the Ballet Russe. Motifs like ziggurats and sunbursts, stripped of visual clutter, conveyed the optimism of an increasingly technological world. In jewelry, the predominant use of white metals let colorful gems take center stage. Stones that were opaque and true in color, like lapis lazuli, onyx, jade, coral, and opal were worked into designs alongside more precious and brilliant gems, like diamonds, sapphires, rubies, and emeralds. Extra-long beaded necklaces and tasseled “sautoirs” followed the narrow flapper silhouette. The baguette cut was an Art Deco innovation, and the decade saw increased use of other angular diamond cuts, like the precise caliber cut and the emerald cut. Synthetic gems, like sapphires, were celebrated as a scientific marvel. Marcel Tolkowsky, 21 years old at the time, published the design for the round brilliant cut in 1919.
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About Details History
This large scale, dynamic, cosmic pendant was made as the delicate and ethereal aesthetics of the Edwardian period transitioned to the bolder forms of the Art Deco period. Fashioned in 18k gold and silver, this celestial piece features old mine and rose cut diamonds, a single oval sapphire and blue paste accents. Hangs from a new 18" 14k gold chain.

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  • Materials: 18k gold, silver, .36ct oval faceted sapphire, .17ct and .10ct old mine cut diamonds, 20 rose cut diamonds and one glass replacement, square blue glass accents, new 14k gold chain
  • Age: c. 1920
  • Condition: Very good
  • Size: 2" length including the bale, 1.75" width, 18" chain
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ART DECO (1915 – 1940) Art Deco is highly recognizable for its minimalism and futurism. Simultaneous art movements—Cubism, Bauhaus—informed the geometric style, along with “exotic” foreign influences like the Ballet Russe. Motifs like ziggurats and sunbursts, stripped of visual clutter, conveyed the optimism of an increasingly technological world. In jewelry, the predominant use of white metals let colorful gems take center stage. Stones that were opaque and true in color, like lapis lazuli, onyx, jade, coral, and opal were worked into designs alongside more precious and brilliant gems, like diamonds, sapphires, rubies, and emeralds. Extra-long beaded necklaces and tasseled “sautoirs” followed the narrow flapper silhouette. The baguette cut was an Art Deco innovation, and the decade saw increased use of other angular diamond cuts, like the precise caliber cut and the emerald cut. Synthetic gems, like sapphires, were celebrated as a scientific marvel. Marcel Tolkowsky, 21 years old at the time, published the design for the round brilliant cut in 1919.
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