This unique Art Nouveau crescent moon has the color of spring with a bright green stalk and beautifully textured petals and moon. The diamond is subtly set into the flower stem. The gold moon has a richer color due to the gold wash typical of these antique pieces.
This pendant hangs on an 18" adjustable length 14k yellow gold cable link chain. It adjusts from 17" - 18" - 19" length.
Symbolism during this period was important to the wearer and this crescent moon hugging the flowers also called a honeymoon brooch was for a bride to wear on her honeymoon gifted to her by her groom.
Measurements: 6 x 6.6 mm
Cut: Old European Cut
Measurements: 1.7 mm
Weight: 1=0.02 cts
Dimensions: 12.1 x 27.1 x 6.8 mm
Metal: 14k Gold
Markings: 14k on pin hook that was removed
Weight: 1.4 grams
Circa: 1900 - 1910
Condition Rating: 7 (the pin findings were removed, the enamel shows some wear)
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Antique Art Nouveau Crescent Moon Pendant with Green Enamel Diamond
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.