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Posted 7 months ago

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Elisabethan
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I have been told that it was imported to Sweden sometime between 1900-1920. It is likely from a country in Europe. The only stamp is an old Swedish import hallmark for silver. I would like to know more about this little pendant. The chain is not consistent with the jewelery. Where does it come from?

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  1. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 7 months ago
    Vetraio50 and Racer4four Thankyou! Have a great weekend!
  2. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 7 months ago
    Thankyou Newtimes and tom61375!
  3. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 7 months ago
    Aghcollect thankyou!
  4. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 7 months ago
    Kerry10456 thanks to you!
  5. kerry10456 kerry10456, 7 months ago
    You're very welcome.... I'm a sucker for Onyx jewelry. The small stone might be diamond, you can have it checked by a Jeweler, unless you have a diamond checker(reflective light meter)
  6. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 7 months ago
    Thanks! This is my first Onyx jewellry, but not the last :-). I will have it checked one or these Days. Any idea on the style/period?
  7. kerry10456 kerry10456, 7 months ago
    My guess, by styling would be "Victorian"
  8. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 7 months ago
    Thanks Kerry10456 for taking the time, I've also thought about that. Have a great weekend!
  9. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 7 months ago
    Valentino97 thanks!
  10. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 7 months ago
    Thankyou Manikin!
  11. davyd286, 7 months ago
    The style is Edwardian, around 1910, some people even call it Art Deco because its time is close to Art Deco and it has straight lines. Pendants of this shape were very often made in "camphor glass" (in addition to onyx, black glass, and engraved metal) set in silver or other metals, and a quick online search will yield many pendants of almost identical design to yours.
  12. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 7 months ago
    Thanks davyd286! The only thing I knew was that this one is made of silver and that the black stone is Onyx, not glass. What makes you certain about the time, around,1910?

    I don't know what they are called so I didn't know what to search for, it is foreign to me this pendant. Do you think it's a mourning piece?

    Thanks again for taking the time! My questions to you now is because I want to understand and learn.
  13. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 7 months ago
    I've searched online now but I must be doing it wrong :-). Couldn't find very similar ones. I don't feel this to be that near Art deco because of the soft flowers.
  14. davyd286, 7 months ago
    It's not a mourning piece. Try searching for "camphor glass pendant" - there are a lot in this exact shape. I did not find many in onyx and it's a concern, and also the fact that its setting does not look to be a perfect fit.
  15. davyd286, 7 months ago
    The Belle Epoque style enjoyed a revival period around 1940s - could be another lead for your research.
  16. Agram.m Agram.m, 7 months ago
    A beautiful piece! Hello, in answer on your questions I think this is indeed Art Nouveau period. To compare you can look other examples of this period:

    https://www.google.nl/search?hl=nl&site=imghp&tbm=isch&source=hp&biw=1471&bih=674&q=Art+nouveau+onyx+silver+pendant&oq=Art+nouveau+onyx+silver+pendant&gs_l=img.3...773.8859.0.9081.31.9.0.22.22.0.71.467.9.9.0....0...1ac.1.39.img..17.14.528.T-w0oSaLplU#facrc=_&imgdii=_&imgrc=jjwswGnnKETiXM%253A%3Bj8AwQtqxyiauFM%3Bhttps%253A%252F%252Fdtpmhvbsmffsz.cloudfront.net%252Fposts%252F2013%252F03%252F04%252F51350713b5321317e5000192%252Fm_51350716b5321317e5000194.jpg%3Bhttps%253A%252F%252Fposhmark.com%252Flisting%252F51350713b5321317e5000192%3B580%3B580
    You will see some similarities.
    From the used stone I can say that it is not a diamond because this cut is usually used on very small diamonds under .05 carats and this way of cutting is known as the 8 cut. The stone is single cut and diamonds this large would never be cut this way. It could be paste, white sapphire, Rhinestone but I would suggest to show it a jeweler. The origin is difficult to tell without a mark because it could be made in a lot of countries. I hope all this give you some answers on your questions.
  17. Agram.m Agram.m, 7 months ago
    I forget to mention. If it's Art Nouveau indeed it was not used mourning jewelry because that's from the 18s and 19s.
  18. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 7 months ago
    Tankyou for all the comments!
    Special thanks to davyd286!

    Special thanks to Agram.m! Jippi Art Nouveau! I think the middle stone most likely is some other stone or glass. I'm quite certain the black stone is Onyx, after having campared. I will have it checked some day. It really not that important to me. For me the piece is an illustration of its time and finding out what era, is most important.

    I love this necklace. People ask me about it so it's a good topic of conversation. Thanks for all the help!
  19. SEAN68 SEAN68, 7 months ago
    very beautiful!!
  20. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 7 months ago
    Thankyou Sean68 for nice coment and loving this :-)
  21. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 7 months ago
    Thankyou DrFluffy and Freiheit!
  22. antiquerose antiquerose, 6 months ago
    L
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  23. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 6 months ago
    Antiquerose and nutsabotas6, thankyou for love and nice coments! Thankyou also to bratjdd!
  24. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 6 months ago
    Freiheit thankyou!
  25. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 6 months ago
    Thankyou Windwalker!

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