Authentic Circa 1910 Hand Crafted Tiffany & Co. Art Nouveau Grape Leaf Brooch which has been up-cycled for modern style and converted to a necklace.
This brooch has not been modified in anyway except having the beads strung onto it to convert it to a pendant.
The pastel colors are beautifully in tact. The green enamel fades in and out and draws your eye to the pinkish lavender pearls. The pearls are on articulated and riveted gold stems.
It is such a beautiful statement.
It can easily be converted back to a brooch if that is to your liking. There is also a loop in the back that can make it a pendant/brooch for versatility.
Type: 11 Fresh Water Pearls
Color: Pinkish Lavender
Measurements: 3 x 5 mm
Chain - New
Style: Bead with 3 mm Peridot beads and freshwater pearls
Clasp: 14k yellow gold bead clasp
Dimensions: 41.7 x 51.2 mm
Metal: 14k gold
Markings: 14K TIFFANY & CO.
Condition Rating: 9 (enamel is in excellent condition, brooch is in original condition and beads were recently strung on it to convert it to a necklace, can be removed easily back to a brooch)
Antique Tiffany & Co. Necklace Circa 1910 Art Nouveau with Grape Vine
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.