This piece is breathtaking and elegant representing the classic Art Nouveau design. The detail of the fanning woman nestled in a bed of roses is pristine. It is of hollow construction with 2 sheets of gold hand assembled. I added the 18k yellow gold bail as it came to me without one.
The chain and pearls are sold separately.
The pearl necklace is available here
link to the strand of pearls
Dimensions: 34 x 27 x 2.6 mm
Metal: 18k Yellow Gold
Markings: makers mark "CD" on front
Weight: 2.6 grams
Circa: 1900 - 1910
Condition Rating: 6 (bail was recently added and dents appear on the backside)
Antique Art Nouveau 18k Yellow Gold Pendant / Alphonse Mucha Style Art Nouveau
Bracelets and rings get the most wear out of all the styles of jewelry. Make sure that your jewelry is professionally cleaned and your stones checked annually.
For gold rings, the higher the karat weight, the softer the metal will be, and the easier it will scratch. Frequent polishing is unecessary. Polishing your rings removes layers of metals and will thin it out through time.
The same goes with platinum, as it is a malleable and softer metal, yet denser, which makes it last longer. Platinum is also a white metal naturally and stays white, whereas white gold is yellow that has white alloys giving it a whiter appearance, but will never be as white as platinum.
For high value items, typically of $1,000, it is a good idea to have your pieces insured on your homeowners policy or with a separate insurer like Jewelers Mutual.