We have similar Art Nouveau and Blood Agate items, which would pair nicely with this piece, for sale this week. Listing Description by: Angela A. Age Circa : Art Nouveau C.Markings : Unidentified maker's mark "TOM" and. 925 on the clasp of the bracelet, tested, and guaranteed. Gram Weight : 29.0 grams.
Length: The stones measure between 19.29 and 20.05 in length. Width: Between 16.56 mm and 18.80 mm in width. Depth: Between 6.33 mm and 7.80 mm in depth.Color: Somewhat semi-translucent golden yellow to deep blood red hues with mottling of lighter and darker shades throughout. Stone Treatment : The stone(s) appears 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.
Rounded and polished oval cabochon. Closure/Clasp Type : Push-in tab clasp. Link Type : Fancy sterling silver links.This bracelet was made in the Art Nouveau era. The bracelet features five large somewhat semi-translucent blood agate stones that display beautiful hues ranging from golden yellow to blood red. Each stone rests in a pronged setting that allows for prominent display of the beautiful stones. The bracelet is completed with a push-in tab clasp for secure wear. 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. Riviere is a style where individually mounted gemstones and glass stones, are attached in rows or strands, creating a continuous and elegant design.
Stones are often faceted and set in open back settings, allowing light to reflect throughout the stones. Riviere means river in French, and refers to the flowing style of this design, much like that of a river. This style gained popularity during the Georgian era and is still very fashionable today.
Agates are a semi-precious variety of gemstones composed of chalcedony and quartz layers that vary highly in grain and coloration, and usually show multi-color bands. It comes in many different colors including white, red, black, yellow, brown, or pink.
The hues and bands are dependent on environmental pressure and temperature, and the mineral contents of each stone. Each agate is unique because of these myriad factors, and even slabs cut from the same specimen will vary in coloration and design.
The stone was discovered on the shore of the Greek river Achates in the 3. Century BC, and has been used for carvings and jewelry since. The item "Antique Vintage Nouveau 925 Sterling Silver Blood Agate HUGE Riviere Bracelet" is in sale since Sunday, April 26, 2020. 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.