We have similar Mid-Century and Malachite items, which would pair nicely with this piece, up for sale this week. Listing Description by: Angela A. Markings : "Malachite, " "Sterling, " and unidentified maker's mark "Margo" on the back of the pendant, tested, and guaranteed.Gram Weight : 36.8 grams. Color: opaque green hue with bandings of darker and lighter green hues. 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. Stone Cuts : Carved and polished oval cabochon.
Chain Width: 3.82 mm. Pendant Length: 1.42 length including bales.
Bale opening: 5.53 mm in diameter. Closure/Clasp Type : Standard bale; clasp will need replaced in order to be closed properly.Link Type : Fancy geometric link chain. This necklace was made during the Mid-Century era in Modernist style by Margo. Features a beautiful malachite stone with a lovely green hue and bandings of lighter and darker green shades.
The fancy link chain showcases a geometric design with clean lines in quintessential Modernist style. When worn, the necklace dangles at the collarbone on most people. This necklace is missing its clasp, which can easily be replaced by your local jeweler in order to be worn properly. This item is tarnished in some areas, which gives the piece a lovely antique quality.The price has been reduced to reflect this. The Mid-Century era, 1935 to 1965, encompassed many new styles of art and architecture and this carried over to jewelry making. This exciting time for jewelry saw movements such as Hollywood Regency, Modernism, Brutalism, and the Atomic Age. Native American artisans were also making their mark in the jewelry industry.
Artisans used many kinds of metals, gemstones, glass, and experimented with ceramic and wood as well. This era was filled with new and inno vative designs, while also rejuvenating and reinventing older styles. The unique jewelry which emerged from this era is still very popular today. The Mid-Century Modern 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. Malachite is a popular stone which has light and dark green opaque banded areas. Malachite is a result of weathering copper ores.Many beautiful specimens of malachite contain special combinations with other minerals, such as azurite, cuprite, or chrysocolla. Malachite was used in antiquity until about 1800 for green paints. The item "Antique Vintage Deco Mid Century Sterling Silver Modernist Malachite Necklace" is in sale since Saturday, June 6, 2020.
This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Art Nouveau/Art Deco 1895-1935\Necklaces & Pendants". The seller is "abeautifultimeco" and is located in Fort Collins, Colorado. This item can be shipped worldwide.