1930s Art Deco Natural Chrysoprase Sterling Silver Marcasite Brooch Pin
Excellent condition. Fresh looking, soft wear is noticeable only on close inspection.
* Silver setting has a bright patina with minor surface wear.
* No dents or imperfections to the shape or signs of repair.
* Chrysoprase is gleaming with no chips or surface wear, faceting is crisp.
* Marcasites are all in place.
* Clasp is secure and original.
Length 1 7/8"
Mark See photo
Weight 6 grams
Material Sterling silver, natural chrysoprase
Made by hand or in small groups of similar styles, vintage jewelry is individualistic with its own special history.
* Intricate floral filigree setting shimmers and frames the vivid green chrysoprase.
* With a shallow sugarloaf cut on the chrysoprase, this brooch has a thin silhouette and will lay flush on your lapel.
* Excellent condition showcases the design detail and quality of construction.
On Classic Collectibles. There are certain pieces that fall into a distinct collectable category, sometimes referred to as "classics." However, the most collectable of these classics are those that include something special (such as an extra design element) that set them apart from other similar pieces.
On Art Deco. Art Deco is one of the first truly international styles, that influenced the design of buildings, furniture, fashion and of course, jewelry. The movement was given a name from the international exposition of Arts Decoratifs et Industriels Modernes, that was held in Paris in 1925 and largely dedicated to the jewelry arts. Born out of ideas of modernism and the Industrial Age, this manifested into designs that used Cubism's bold abstraction and rectilinear shapes and combined them with intricate patterning, bold color and symmetry. High-end jewelry design houses like Cartier and Boucheron set the trends in gold and gemstones, which were then emulated by costume jewelry companies in glass or perhaps plastics, and brought to the masses.