Gram Weight: 11.7 Grams. Metal Type: 14k Yellow Gold Filled over Base Metal. Main Stone Measurements/Color: 2.15 mm diameter, Bright red and translucent hues. Stone Treatment: Paste is a manufactured stone. Stone(s) have been tested and guaranteed using a professional Presidium Duo refractive, heat, and hardness tester.Stone Cuts: Carved and Polished Cabochon. Item Measurements: The watch chain measures 6.5" in length and 0.6" wide. The bar measures 1.1 wide. Men's or Women's: Unisex. Handmade during the Art Nouveau era in the Etruscan Revival style that was popular during this time period. The chain features dangling bead pendants accented with red and clear paste stones as well as Etruscan-style rope twist designs.
This watch chain would pair nicely with a variety of pocketwatches, which we have for sale this week. This listing is for the item only. This was very true due to the gorgeous designs that came out of this period. This era focused on women, and the beauty of nature and the pieces were often large.
Enamel was a standard material used in Art Nouveau jewelry as the period was more about the importance of the design over the materials used to create it. The Art Nouveau period happened before the start of the first World War, when mass manufacturing took over the production of many products, including some jewelry.Archaeological revival jewelry was inspired by the excavations and discoveries of Roman, Byzantine, Egyptian, and Etruscan sites in the 18th and 19th Centuries. These archaeological digs uncovered beautiful works of decorative arts, giving jewelers a glimpse into the past for inspiration for contemporary designs. Some of the revival styles incorporate the use of filigree and granulation decorations. The revival styles emphasized the contrast between antiquity and modernity, with jewelers of the modern world borrowing motifs and techniques from the ancients, to perfect with advanced technologies and incorporate into modern designs.
Etruscan Revival jewelry was first popularized during the early 1800s when an Etruscan tomb was discovered just outside of Rome. Upon its discovery, jewelers worked to imitate and understand the metalworking techniques with which the jewelry was made. Not only was Etruscan jewelry a luxurious addition to the Victorian styles of the day. But it introduced new ideas and decorations.
These Etruscan tombs contained jewelry adorned with long and flowing geometric lines and motifs, mythological imagery and scenery, and celestial elements. The techniques of repoussé, filigree, and granulation are all attributed to the Etruscans. Gold filled jewelry consists of an outer solid gold layer over a metal base, and 5% of its weight should be derived from gold. This solid layer of gold is laid over a base of sterling silver or some other kind of metal to produce a high-quality gold look.French jeweler Georges Frédéric Strass created paste as an alternative to diamonds during the Georgian era. Leaded glass was cut and polished with a metallic powder until it shimmered brightly like a diamond in the light. These white diamante or strass stones were wildly popular with the glamorous Parisians, and eventually paste stones were colored to mimic other precious gemstones. The item "Antique Vintage Nouveau 14k Gold Filled GF Etruscan Vest Fob Pocketwatch Chain" is in sale since Sunday, April 21, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Parts, Tools & Guides\Parts\Chains".
The seller is "abeautifultimeco" and is located in Fort Collins, Colorado. This item can be shipped worldwide.