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Art Nouveau Enameled 18K Gold Diamond Violet Flower Pendant / Pin

Art Nouveau Enameled 18K Gold Diamond Violet Flower Pendant / Pin


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Directory: Estate Jewelry: Gold: Art Nouveau: Pre 1910: Item # 1427656
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An unusually large Art Nouveau enameled violet pin /pendant worked in opaque white and purple shades over 18K gold. The petals are arranged around an old mine cut diamond (I/J; SI1). In Victorian flower symbology, purple violets conveyed the sentiment "modesty" and white violets conveyed "innocence." Perhaps the colors chosen for this piece were intended to represent a mix of meanings. The back retains the original pinstem and clasp, as well as a bail so the flower can be worn as a pendant. Tested and guaranteed 18K.
  • Origin: probably European, possibly American, ca 1900
  • Condition: excellent; the peta on the lower right has a tiny enamel nick visible only under 10X magnification
  • Dimensions: 1-1/8" x 1-5/16"
  • Weight: 8.7 grams
  • Approximate Diamond Weight: .25 carat
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