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Pendant is handmade and one of a kind item. The gold work is 9-karat yellow, green and rose gold, with a rose gold chain.
Art Nouveau (French pronunciation: [aʁ nuvo], Anglicised to /ˈɑːrt nuːˈvoʊ/) is an international style of art, architecture and applied art, especially the decorative arts, that was most popular between 1890 and 1910. A reaction to the academic art of the 19th century, it was inspired by natural forms and structures, not only in flowers and plants, but also in curved lines.
The pendent has.17 points of a hand cut ruby at the Centerpiece stone.
History of Rubies:
The Ruby is corundum that occurs as a deep red to deep pink color of stone. Rubies are a hardness of a 9 (a diamond being a 10 with is the hardest gemstone). Historically, Ruby is associated with royalty and the power of Life and Death. Rubies in this Victorian time period were mined in Ceylon, Burma and Siam but historically were rarely seen before the 16th Century.
Set in the middle of the pendant is a 4 mm natural Ocean Pearl. Also set at the flower drop is a .14-point natural hand cut diamond.
Diamonds mean: Forever Thine in the Language of Gems in the Victorian times. Pearls mean: Modest Loveliness in the Language of Gems.
This is a well-designed pendant in many elements. The height is 1 1/2 inches tall and 1 1/16 inches wide. The gemstones and gold work in in excellent condition and well as the machine made rose gold chain. The value for insuring this pendant would be $2250.00 as of September 2016.