Gram Weight: 11.4 Grams. Main Stone: Cat's Eye.
Main Stone Carat Weight/Color: Measures 15.8 mm in diameter and 6.3 mm in depth, Opaque chatoyant milky white hue. Accent Stone Carat Weight/Color: Measures 1.6 mm in diameter, Reflective sparkly hue. Stone Treatment: The stone(s) appear to be untreated, but we are not certified gemologists.Stone(s) have been tested and guaranteed using a professional Presidium Duo refractive, heat, and hardness tester. Stone Cuts: Cabochon Cut Cat's Eye, Rose Cut Marcasites. Item Measurements: The necklace has a wearable length of 28 and the string measures 2.4 mm wide. The pendant has a length of 1.60" measured from the top of the bale to the bottom of the pendant and a width of 0.82" wide. The sliding bolo style pendant measures 0.35" long by 0.44" wide. Closure/Clasp Type: There is a sliding connecting piece of metal at the very end of the necklace which can be used to adjust the length of the necklace, Sliding Bale, Standard Bale. Link Type: Woven Black String. Pendant Type: Drop/Dangle Pendant, Bolo Style Pendant. The large cat's eye stone serves as the center of a floral motif which is adorned with marcasite stones. This portion of the pendant dangles from a ribbon in a bow motif, which is also adorned with marcasites. This portion hangs from a marcasite adorned standard bale. These three pieces of the pendant are articulated and move easily.
The pendant is also adorned with milgrain between the stones as well as on the edges. This necklace is bolo style and can be worn in many different ways, depending on the location of the sliding bolo style pendant as well as the connecting piece of metal that holds the two strands of string together. The pendant is slightly tarnished in some areas, which adds to the character of the piece. The price of this item has been reduced to reflect this. This listing is for the item only.
The Art Deco era is famous for being the "Gatsby" or "Roaring Twenties" era. A lot of gorgeous and timeless designs in jewelry came out of this period. Jewelry from this period was most often crafted between 1920 and 1940. Art Deco jewelry sometimes featured white gold or platinum, geometric designs, European cut diamonds, filigree, and calibre cut stones that are specifically cut to fit the design of the piece.
During the Art Deco period jewelers often made jewelry upon custom order, this would often take weeks to months to completely craft by hand. Cats Eye Chrysoberyl is popular gemstone that ranges in color from golden honey, lemon yellow, to mint green hues with a translucent appearance. The cats eye effect, or chatoyancy, is what gives this stone its unique characteristic; very fine inclusions cause a bright line to appear across the stone, and glide across it, when light hits it. Catys Eye Chrysoberyl also a milk and honey effect, which causes one side to appear milky when light is directed at the side. Found in Brazil, Sri Lanka, and East Africa, where they are believed to aid in protection, provide good luck, and bring positive thoughts and harmony.Marcasite was a very popular stone during the Art Deco period. Marcasite is meticulously hand-cut from pieces of iron pyrite and perfectly faceted to reflect the light. Marcasite is pale yellow or white with a bright luster, but tarnishes to a brown color. During the wild, Gatsby-style parties, ladies jewelry could be seen sparkling from across the room. The item "Antique Vintage Art Deco Style Sterling Silver Marcasite Cats Eye Bolo Necklace" is in sale since Saturday, February 16, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Art Nouveau/Art Deco 1895-1935\Necklaces & Pendants". The seller is "abeautifultimeco" and is located in Fort Collins, Colorado. This item can be shipped worldwide.