Art Nouveau Moonstone & Sapphire Pendant Necklace
With all the grace afforded by the soft curves and geometric interlacing, this Art Nouveau pendant necklace expresses a true sense of delicacy. Yellow gold of 14k takes the organically inspired form of leaves and sinuous vines bridged with a centered pearl.
A faceted rectangular cut sapphire is held in tight embrace by the tendrils of a vine and acts as surmount to an inverted teardrop shaped moonstone pendant. Framed with a perimeter of gold, the drop of moonstone brings forth all the mysterious feminine energy associated with the moon. An intricate 14k yellow gold chain of mixed links completes the necklace.
Measurements: 16 inches (40.6 cm) in total length. Drop is 1-1/4 inches (3.2 cm) in length by 3-15/16 inches (10 cm) in width. This antique necklace has a weight of 7.6 grams (4.9 dwt).
Hallmarks: 14k on the spring clasp.
Date & Origin: Circa 1900 and is most likely American in origin.