1900s pretty 18K stamped solid gold pin, Love knot brooch, genuine antique French gold and pearl pin, stamped fine gold jewelry
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Size: approximately 2.9 cm x 2.7 cm (1 3/16 x 1 1/4 in)
Weight: 3.4 g
Material: 18K solid gold, 3 demi pearls and one natural pearl
Period: 1900's Art Nouveau, Edwardian, end of Victorian period.
Condition: Excellent vintage, minor wear
Provenance: An estate sale
Additional remarks: visible traces of the French eagle head mark guarantees it 18-carat solid gold content.
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This elegant antique brooch is made out of 18K solid gold*. It dates back from the Art Nouveau period (circa 1900s) whose themes includes scrolls and volutes, chimeras, insects, serpents, foliage and lace designs. Material included gold, sculpted ivory, glass paste, enamel champlevé, the plique-à-jour, etc..
This period is also referred to as the Edwardian period, better known in Anglophone countries. Its form recalls the lace, curving and curling designs of that movement. This is an original piece of jewelry. It is just charming and can be worn to dress up that little black dress.
This beautiful brooch is made out of 18 carat of glowing yellow gold*, shaped as a knot from which emerge three stems holding a natural pearl. The pearls are in good condition with high luster and good nacre. Each pearl is held by three prongs.
The pin closes with a C type closure, typical of the period. It is in excellent condition
Traces of the French eagle head mark, which guarantees its authenticity, are visible on the stem. The brooch was also tested by our experts for solid 18-carat gold content.
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*Information on gold jewelry:
- 24K gold is pure gold. (it is not really used in jewellery because it is too soft and not practical for daily wear.)
-18K gold contains 18 parts gold and 6 parts of one or more additional metals, making it 75% gold. This level of fineness is used extensively in French and Italian jewelry and in most quality pieces)
-14K gold contains 14 parts gold and 10 parts of one or more additional metals, making it 58.3% gold. (It is used extensively in the US)
-12K gold contains 12 parts gold and 12 parts of one or more additional metals, making it 50% gold.
-10K gold contains 10 parts gold and 14 parts of one or more additional metals, making it 41.7% gold. 10K gold is the minimum standard that can be called "gold" in the United States.
Antique jewelry and rare items often contain the lower level of fineness, but their value is based on a myriad of other factors.