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Moonstone, Gold and Diamond Art Nouveau Necklace

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Directory: Estate Jewelry: Gold: Art Nouveau: Pre 1920: item # 1030043

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Moonstone, Gold and Diamond Art Nouveau Necklace

The pure beauty and glow of this moonstone, diamond and 18kt gold pendant is so great that I lack for words of accurate description. Like a creation of nature, one cannot replicate the sublime perfection of this jewel with a story or a photograph. This is exactly what the jewelers of the Art Nouveau movement aimed for, to make jewels that relate to nature and the hand of man, rather than the less human machine made jewels that were the rage after the industrial revolution. Collectors want moonstones to be gem quality. This stone is. It is a dome that is approximately 3/4 of a sphere. The stone glows with adularescence, a term that describes a milky blue white sheen found in fine moonstones that emit a light reminiscent of a full moon on a unforgettable evening. Curvacerous and floral forms and perfect symmetry are the typical, textbook, art nouveau characteristics of this jewel. The gold is warm and bloomed to a soft flame. The pearl at bottom is ovoid and gleaming in hues that relate to the moonstone. Small diamonds at all compass points are the stars adjacent to the moon. Workmanship, form and quality are museum worthy. The pendant sings of refinement and a master's hand. Suspended from its own 14kt hallmarked chain the length of the entire is 10 inches, a length that will show the pendant from an open color or rounded neckline be it high or low. The stone rises close to 1/2 of an inch from a flat surface. The width of the pendant is 1 1/4 inch. The length without the chain included is 2 1/4 in. Condition is superb.

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