Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Enamel Porcelain Silver Heart-Shape Box 827-0841

 495,00 VAT incl. (where applicable)

This vintage silver box is made of 925 sterling silver and features enamel and porcelain, giving it a colorful and intricate design. The box is shaped like a heart, making it a perfect choice for someone who loves romantic and sentimental items. It was crafted by Topazio, a well-known and respected silversmith company based in Portugal.

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Details: Enamel, Porcelain, Silver Box.
Design Era: Vintage.
Dimensions: H:3.4 cm W: 5 cm.
Weight in grams: 70.
Condition: Excellent condition – barely used with minimal signs of wear.

This beautiful piece ships from our store in the center of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
We offer both registered shipping and local pickup at our store, with any applicable shipping costs refunded in the case of local pickup.

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Design Era

Era Information

Vintage jewelry refers to jewelry that was produced a certain number of years ago, typically at least 20 years or more. It is often characterized by its unique style, craftsmanship, and use of materials that are no longer in production or are hard to find.

Vintage jewelry can be made from a wide variety of materials, including gold, silver, platinum, and diamonds, as well as less precious materials such as costume jewelry or Bakelite. It can be influenced by a variety of styles and movements, including Art Deco, Art Nouveau, and Retro.

One of the key features of vintage jewelry is its uniqueness and individuality. Unlike modern jewelry, which is often mass-produced, vintage jewelry is often one-of-a-kind or part of a limited production run. This makes it highly collectible and sought after by collectors and vintage enthusiasts.

Vintage jewelry is often associated with a sense of history and nostalgia, and it can be a way to connect with the past and appreciate the craftsmanship and artistry of earlier periods. It is highly collectible and can be found at vintage stores, antique shops, and online marketplaces.

Materials

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Material Information

Silver

Silver is a white metallic element that is known for its excellent conductivity of heat and electricity. It is represented on the periodic table of elements by the symbol Ag, and it is a member of the noble metals, which are known for their excellent resistance to oxidation.

Silver is a relatively soft metal, with a hardness that is intermediate between gold and copper. It is more malleable and ductile than gold, which means that it can be easily shaped and molded into various forms. However, it is not as hard as copper, which means that it is more prone to scratches and other types of damage.

Because of its softness, silver is usually alloyed with another metal to harden it enough to maintain the desired shape and details when it is used in jewelry and other decorative objects. This helps to give it the necessary strength and durability for use in these types of applications.

Throughout history, silver has played a prominent role in the production of jewelry and objets d'art. It is prized for its beauty and versatility, and it is often used in a wide variety of different types of jewelry, including rings, earrings, pendants, and bracelets. It is also used in decorative objects, such as candlesticks, vases, and other decorative items.

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 cloisonnรฉ 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.

Porcelain

Porcelain is a type of ceramic material that is known for its unique properties, including its hardness, heat resistance, translucency, and toughness. These properties make it an ideal material for a variety of applications, including tableware and jewelry.

Porcelain jewelry is made by shaping porcelain into various forms and then painting and glazing it. The porcelain is then set into a piece of jewelry, such as a brooch, earring, or necklace. Porcelain jewelry was particularly popular in the 19th century, and was often used as a canvas for miniature portrait painting.

Porcelain is a very hard and strong material, making it resistant to chipping and breaking. It is also able to withstand high temperatures, making it suitable for use in a variety of settings. In addition, porcelain is translucent, allowing light to pass through it, which can give it a beautiful, luminous quality.

Overall, the combination of these properties makes porcelain a popular choice for use in jewelry and other decorative objects.

Dimensions

H:3.4 cm W: 5 cm

Gender

Weight (in grams)

70

Condition

Enhance the Beauty of Your Jewelry with Proper Care

Wearing your jewelry is a special way to express yourself and add a touch of personal style to any look. However, to ensure your jewelry remains in pristine condition, there are a few simple steps you need to take to keep it looking its best.

General Care Instructions:

Remove jewelry when showering or bathing, especially when at the beach, in the sea or in chlorinated water.
Avoid wearing jewelry while doing physical work such as housekeeping, gardening or exercise.
Storing your jewelry in a dry and cool place will help protect it from moisture, dirt and dust.
Keeping it away from harsh chemicals such as bleach, ammonia and chlorine will help to avoid discoloration and damage.
Cleaning your jewelry regularly with a soft cloth will help to keep it looking shiny and new.
Avoid exposing your jewelry to extreme temperatures, such as leaving it in direct sunlight or near a heater, as this can cause damage.
Handle your jewelry carefully and avoid dropping it, as this can cause the stones to loosen or the metals to scratch.
Finally, if possible, have your jewelry professionally checked and serviced. This will ensure that any potential problems are spotted and fixed before they become worse.

By following these tips, you can enjoy your precious jewelry for many years to come.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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