We have similar Mid Century and Moss Agate items, which would pair nicely with this piece, for sale this week. Listing Description by: Ksenia D. Age Circa: Mid Century C. Markings: Unmarked, Tested, and Guaranteed. Gram Weight: 17.7 Grams.Main Stone Carat Weight/Color: Measures 21.5 mm long and 22 mm wide, Opaque light blue-grey with orange and brown striations and black specks throughout. The stone(s) appear to be untreated, but. We are not certified gemologists. Tested and guaranteed using a professional Presidium. Duo refractive, heat, and hardness tester.
Stone Cuts: Square Cabochon Cut. Item Measurements: The pendant measures 1.51" long measured from the top of the bale to the bottom of the pendant by 1" wide. The sterling silver is slightly tarnished, which is to be expected of an item this age.The price of this item has been reduced to reflect this. This listing is for the item only. 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 innovative designs, while also rejuvenating and reinventing older styles.
The unique jewelry which emerged from this era is still very popular today. 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.Agates are a semi-precious variety of gemstones composed of chalcedony. And quartz layers; they vary highly in grain and coloration, and usually.
The hues and bands are dependent on. Environmental pressure and temperature, and the mineral contents of each. Each agate is unique because of these myriad factors, and even slabs. Cut from the same specimen will vary in coloration and design.
Was discovered on the shore of the Greek river Achates in the 3 rd Century. BC, and has been used for carvings and jewelry since.The item "Antique Vintage Mid Century Modernist Sterling Silver Moss Agate Square Pendant" is in sale since Saturday, March 30, 2019. 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.