Art Deco Wide Natural Carnelian Marcasite Sterling Silver Halo S 7 Ring
Excellent condition. Fresh looking, soft wear is noticeable only on close inspection.
* Silver setting has a bright patina with minimal surface wear.
* No dents or imperfections to the band.
* Band has a tiny bit of thinning at the back and was resized at some point.
* Carnelian stone is gleaming without surface wear and faceted edge is crisp.
* Marcasites are all in place.
Mark No mark
Weight 6.8 grams
Material Sterling silver, natural carnelian and marcasites
Made by hand or in small groups of similar styles, vintage jewelry is individualistic with its own special history.
* Triple halo design has graduating sized of glimmering marcasites.
* Vivid hue of natural chrysoprase has a smooth and glossy cut that juts outward from the setting.
* Ring has both full silhouette and thick shape for bold look when worn.
* Excellent condition showcases the design detail and quality of construction.
On Excellent Condition. Antique and vintage pieces have been passed through generations, so it's not often you find a piece that has been maintained in its near-original condition. Such pieces are not only higher in value, but they are also more collectible, as they carry the history of past owners but do not show it. They reveal what the piece would have looked like when it was first created, giving us an insight into a bygone era.
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.