Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Enamel, Diamond, 18ct, Platinum Pendant 12345-2346

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This gorgeous portrait miniature Belle Époque pendant features Enamel decorated with Rose Cut Diamonds crafted in 18ct and Platinum. “Madonna”.

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Details: Enamel, Rose Cut Diamonds, 18ct, Platinum Pendant, “Madonna”.
Dispatches from a small business in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Dimensions: H 4.5 x W 2.6 cm .
Weight in grams: 6,4.
Condition: Good condition – used with some signs of wear.

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Three jewelry design eras were included in the Belle Époque (1870–1915): Art Nouveau, Arts and Crafts, and Edwardian. The "Beautiful Era" was characterized by rising prosperity and thriving artistic endeavors. When movies became popular, movie stars rather than European nobility started setting fashion trends. Hollywood (and America) became the ones to watch as a result. Both handcrafted and machine-made jewelry were produced throughout the Belle Époque. The Arts and Crafts movement, on the other hand, was a reaction against the use of machines. Therefore, every piece of Arts and Crafts jewelry was made by hand. Due of extremely time-consuming processes that made the jewelry excessively pricey, this design phase was short.

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Material Information

Enamel

Enameling is a decoration technique in which a glass of certain composition is fused to the surrounding or under laying metal. Although the exact origins are unknown, the art of enamelling has been practiced since ancient times. The favor of adorning jewelry with bright colors has always existed and the use of glass created colors which nature – in the form of gemstones – could not provide for in ancient times. Excavations on Cyprus – in the Mediterranean – in the 1950's brought cloisonné enameled jewelry to the surface which dates from the 13th and 11th century BC. These are, to date, the earliest enameled items found in this particular technique.

Rose Cut Diamond

The rose cut features a flat bottom with a dome-shaped crown, rising to a single apex. With anywhere from 3 to 24 facets, a rose cut diamond resembles the shape of a rose bud. The rose cut dates to the 1500s and remained common during the Georgian and Victorian eras.

18ct

Because of the softness of pure (24k), it is usually alloyed with base metals for use in jewelry, altering its hardness and ductility, melting point, color and other properties. Alloys with lower carat rating, typically 22k, 18k, 14k or 9k, contain higher percentages of copper or other base metals or silver or palladium in the alloy. Copper is the most commonly used base metal, yielding a redder color.

Platinum

The element platinum derives its name from the Spanish Platina del Pinto which translates to 'little silver from the Pinto' (said to be a river near Popayan, Columbia in which alluvial platinum was first found by the Spanish Conquistadors). Its white metallic luster leaves little doubt as to why the Spanish chose the name.

Platinum belongs to a group of elements, fittingly called the platinum group of metals. Apart from platinum the group comprises Osmium, Iridium, Palladium, Rhodium and Ruthenium. Platinum is often found as natural alloys containing one or more of these other elements and it wasn't until 1804 that all but one of the elements were isolated and named.

Platinum is malleable, ductile and very strong. In addition, it does not tarnish and it doesn't corrode making it a highly prized metal and extremely suitable for the manufacture of fine jewelry.

Dimensions

H 4.5 x W 2.6 cm

Gender

Weight (in grams)

6,4

Condition

Good condition – used with some signs of wear

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