A gorgeous repoussé cameo 14k and silver Earrings.
Details: 14k, Silver Earrings.
Dispatches from a small business in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Design Era: Art Nouveau (1895-1915).
Dimensions: H 2.4 x L 1.8 x W 0.3 cm.
Weight in grams: 7,7.
Condition: Good condition – used with some signs of wear.
Art Nouveau (Modern Style) or Jugendstil jewelry (1895-1915) features natural designs such as flowers and butterflies and were generally considered "romantic". This style was popular from about 1895 until World War I. The style actually began around 1875 in Paris, and its influence went throughout the western world. The style died out by the end of World War I but has often been revived.
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.
Silver is a white metallic element, harder than gold, softer than copper and second only to gold in malleability and ductility. Represented on the Periodic Table of the Elements by the symbol Ag, silver is an excellent conductor of heat and electricity. Silver is considered one of the noble metals because of it is excellent resistance to oxidation. Historically, silver has played a prominent role in the production of jewelry an objets d'art and is usually alloyed with another metal to harden it enough to maintain the desired shape and details imparted to it.
H 2.4 x L 1.8 x W 0.3 cm
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Good condition – used with some signs of wear