Antique Vintage Deco Retro White Gold Plated Freshwater Pearl Necklace Pendant 3.2 Grams | Handmade | 1.37" L | Floral Motifs | Gift

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Seller: Top-Rated Plus Seller abeautifultimeco (15,897) 100%, Location: Fort Collins, Colorado, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 283507609479 We have similar Freshwater Pearl items, which would pair nicely with this piece, for sale this week. To view in separate listings, please visit our store and search "Freshwater Pearl" under our Buy-It-Now items. Listing Description by: Sarah P. The Piece Age Circa: Deco Retro c. 1920-1950 Markings: Marked "18K GP" on the bale, Tested, and Guaranteed Country of Origin: Unknown Brand: Unknown Gram Weight: 3.2 Grams Metal Type: 18K White Gold Plated Material: -- Main Stone: Freshwater Pearl Main Stone Carat Weight/Color: Measures 24.2 mm long by 5.9 mm wide, Semi-Iridescent White Accent Stone: Paste Accent Stone Carat Weight/Color: The size of the stones average 2.1 mm, Sparkly reflective hue Stone Treatment: The Freshwater Pearl stone appears to be untreated, but we are not certified gemologists. Paste is a manufactured stone. The stones have been tested and guaranteed using a professional Presidium Duo refractive, heat, and hardness tester. Stone Cuts: Carved and Polished Custom Shape, Round Faceted Item Measurements: The pendant measures 1.37" long measured from the top of the bale to the bottom of the pendant by up to 0.54" wide. Closure/Clasp Type: -- Link Type: -- Pendant Type: Drop/Dangle Pendant Notable Features: This beautiful Deco Retro pendant was made with a custom carved and polished freshwater pearl in an oblong shape.The pearl is adorned with 18K white gold plated swirling floral motifs, accented with paste faceted stonesThe pearl has a beautiful luster when the light catches it, reflecting clolors like yellow, pink and blue.Damage: Age appropriate wear. There are some scuffs on the metal, which is to be expected for a piece of this age. The price has been reduced to reflect this. *This listing is for the item only. All display boxes and/or photography props do not come with your purchase.* The History 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 specifically cut to fit the design of the piece. During the Art Deco period jewelers often made jewelry upon custom order, this would often take weeks to months to completely craft by hand. Retro jewelry was produced during the 1940s and 1950s and was representative of the bold and changing world that emerged from the Second World War. Retro jewelry is not only illustrative of the energetic and modernizing styles of the 40s and 50s, but it incorporated the elegance and luxury of jewelry styles past. Retro jewelry can frequently be found composed of bright gold, gold alloys, and silver as the wartime put a restriction on the use of platinum. These designs are vibrant and beautiful and are a gorgeous example of the style of the rapidly evolving world. Freshwater pearls are a special type of pearl that are created by freshwater mussels and have been used in jewelry as far back as Medieval times. The largest source for natural freshwater pearls at that time was the Holarctic Freshwater Pearl Mussel, which was native to Scotland. This species is now endangered, and most freshwater pearls must be cultured. Unlike cultured saltwater pearls, freshwater pearls are not bead-nucleated and are therefore typically less round. Instead of using a bead, a small square of mantle tissue is cut from a donor mussel's inner lining and inserted into the lining of the harvesting mussel to instigate pearl formation. The unique harvesting technique makes freshwater pearls purely composed of nacre. These pearls are valued for their whimsical shapes and wide range of colors. The unique character of freshwater pearls is found in their distinctive texture and the warmth of their luster. French jeweler Georges Frédéric Strass created “paste” as an alternative to diamonds during the Georgian era. Leaded glass was cut and polished with a metallic powder until it shimmered brightly like a diamond in the light. These white “diamante” or “strass” stones were wildly popular with the glamorous Parisians, and eventually paste stones were colored to mimic other precious gemstones. Gold filled jewelry consists of an outer solid gold layer over a metal base, and 5% of its weight should be derived from gold. This solid layer of gold is laid over a base of sterling silver or some other kind of metal to produce a high-quality gold look. Domestic US: All items ship within one business day of receiving payment. Buyers will have 3 base shipping options to choose from, depending on the needed speed of delivery. Pricing on single and multi-purchase transactions can be seen below:Auction Items: Base shipping + $1.00 per additional gold item & BIN items combine for freeBIN Items: FREEBase Shipping: USPS First Class: $8.00 fully insured, estimated 3-5 business days USPS Priority Mail: $12.00 fully insured, estimated 2-3 business days USPS Priority Express: $25.00 fully insured, overnight deliveryInternational: All packages are sent via USPS and pricing is based on buyer location. Each customer will receive a revised invoice at the close of the auction with an updated shipping rate. We will combine shipping on multiple purchases for free. We do not undervalue packages for customs, please do not ask us to do so. What you pay is what we will claim on your customs form. Please take this into consideration before placing your bid. PayPal only. After 4 days of non-payment, an automated unpaid item case will be opened by our eBay system. If you need extra time for payment, please contact us prior to bidding. Condition: “The pictures provided are a part of the description and detail any damage not noted. Antique, used, vintage jewelry WILL have broken, chipped, missing stones, wear, and other damage or imperfections commensurate with age. Carat weights and gold values stated are approximate, this includes stones etc in the weight. Age stated in the title as well as gemstone classifications are opinionated based on sellers experience. We have a 30 day no questions asked send back policy should you be unsatisfied with your purchase.”, Modified Item: No, Country/Region of Manufacture: Unknown, Style: Pendant, Metal Purity: 18k, Main Stone: Freshwater Pearl, Brand: Unbranded, Metal: Gold Plated, Stone #2: Paste

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