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Round Rose Gold Locket with Single Cut Diamond

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Who is your "North Star"? A single cut diamond twinkles from an exaggerated star-shaped setting. Made around 1920 in warm 14k rose gold. The lenses and inserts are long gone but the rest of the locket is in excellent condition.

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  • Materials: 14k rose gold, 2mm single cut diamond
  • Age: c. 1920 
  • Condition: good. the lenses and inserts are missing.
  • Size:  1 1/4" including the bale, 15/16" in diameter
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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
Who is your "North Star"? A single cut diamond twinkles from an exaggerated star-shaped setting. Made around 1920 in warm 14k rose gold. The lenses and inserts are long gone but the rest of the locket is in excellent condition.

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  • Materials: 14k rose gold, 2mm single cut diamond
  • Age: c. 1920 
  • Condition: good. the lenses and inserts are missing.
  • Size:  1 1/4" including the bale, 15/16" in diameter
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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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