We have similar Amber items, which would pair nicely with this piece, for sale this week. Listing Description by: Cait P. Markings: Unknown, Tested, and Guaranteed. Gram Weight: 37.1 Grams. Main Stone: Egg Yolk Amber.Main Stone Carat Weight/Color: The stones vary slightly in size but are approximately 31.2 mm long and 21.05 mm wide; Opaque yellow hue with a mottling of orange shades. Stone Cuts: Carved and Polished Cabochon. The stone(s) appear to be untreated, but we are not certified gemologists. Stone(s) have been tested and guaranteed using a professional Presidium Duo refractive, heat, and hardness tester. The bracelet has a wearable length of 7.25" and measures 1.35" wide. Closure/Clasp Type: Snap Lock Clasp. Link Type: Fancy Link Chain. Handmade during the Retro period of the Art Deco era. This bracelet is an early example of Modernist jewelry, a style which emerged in the later years of the Retro period.
The bracelet features six huge egg yolk amber stones, all of which are opaque and yellow with a mottling of orange throughout. This listing is for the item only. The Art Deco era is famous for being the "Gatsby" or "Roaring Twenties" era. A lot of gorgeous and timeless designs in jewelry came out of this period.Jewelry from this period was most often crafted between 1920 and 1940. Art Deco jewelry sometimes featured white gold or platinum, geometric designs, European cut diamonds, filigree, and calibre cut stones that are specially cut to fit the design of the piece. During the Art Deco period jewelers often made jewelry upon custom order, this would usually take weeks to months to completely craft by hand. Retro jewelry refers to pieces created in the 1940s and 1950s.
This was a period during which jewelry designers were largely influenced by the changes stemming from World War II. These designs reflect an infusion of futuristic vision with elements inspired by preceding periods, encompassing a variety of gemstones, shapes, and materials.
Materials used commonly in Retro jewelry are gold, gold alloys, and silver as the wartime put a restriction on the use of platinum. Designs can be masculine, geometric and modern, or softer, more feminine and floral. The Mid-Century Modernist style became a movement in art and jewelry in the 1940s, right after World War II, and peaked in the 1950s. The use of multi-colored metals became very popular due to wartime restrictions on certain materials; it was not uncommon to have brass, copper or gold-alloy accents with silver backgrounds. Mid-century Modernism is marked by clean lines and bold, abstract geometric shapes.
Butterscotch and Egg Yolk ambers are rare varieties of organic fossilized resin found in Northern Europe. During the Victorian and Art Deco eras, these stones were highly prized above Baltic ambers for their opaque, rich yellow colors. The item "Antique Vintage Art Deco Retro Sterling 800 Silver Egg Yolk Amber HUGE Bracelet" is in sale since Sunday, October 6, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Art Nouveau/Art Deco 1895-1935\Bracelets". The seller is "abeautifultimeco" and is located in Fort Collins, Colorado.
This item can be shipped worldwide.