Age Circa : Art Deco C. Gram Weight : 12.4 grams. Citrine: 1.8 mm long, 3.8 mm wide, semi-translucent orange hue. Marcasite: 1.3 mm, sparkly grey hue. Stone Treatment: 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 cabochon onyx, marquise cut citrine, rose cut marcasite. Brooch, lapel pin, hat pin, scarf pin, tie pin.
Closure Type: Pin stem with a locking "c" clasp. Convertible to Pendant: If desired, your local jeweler can add a bale to this piece so it can be worn as a pendant. Handmade during the Art Deco era.
Crafted into the likeness of a bird sitting on a branch. The body of the bird consists of a black onyx stone, while its eye is an orange citrine.The feathers, head, tail, and talons of the bird are made of sterling silver adorned with sparkling marcasites. Completed with a pin stem with a locking "c" clasp, allowing it to be worn on a variety of accessories, including hats, scarves, and lapels, among many others. This listing is for the item only. 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 1935. 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. Onyx is a chalcedony quartz gemstone that is found all over the world. It usually has a fine texture and black color; however, some onyx also displays colored bands or ribbons against a black or brown background. Red onyx is quite rare and desirable and is also known as sardonyx. Onyx that has a deep green shade is known as Brazilian green onyx and is very rare.
It became a popular stone for sculpture and jewelry in the 1920s and 1930s. The name comes from the Greek word onyx which means nail of a finger or claw.
The word onyx comes from the Greek word which can be translated as nail of a finger or claw. In Greco-Roman myth, the goddess of beauty, Aphrodite, lay sleeping when Eros cut her fingernails and left the clippings scattered on the ground. Because no part of a heavenly body can die, the gods turned them into stone which later became known as onyx. Citrine is a variety of quartz that features a golden yellow hue.While yellow is the most common color, it can also be seen with a greenish-yellow, brownish-yellow, or orange tint. One famous variety of citrine is Madeira citrine, which is named for the Madeira islands off the coast of Portugal. Citrine takes on a deep orange or reddish tint when heat treated. Marcasite was a very popular stone during the Art Deco period.
Marcasite is meticulously hand-cut from pieces of iron pyrite and perfectly faceted to reflect the light. Marcasite is pale yellow or white with a bright luster, but tarnishes to a brown color. During the wild, Gatsby-style parties, ladies jewelry could be seen sparkling from across the room. The item "Antique Vintage Art Deco 925 Sterling Silver Onyx Citrine Bird Pin Brooch 12.4g" is in sale since Saturday, July 11, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Art Nouveau/Art Deco 1895-1935\Pins, Brooches".
The seller is "abeautifultimeco" and is located in Fort Collins, Colorado. This item can be shipped worldwide.