Art Nouveau 18k 0.10 CT Old European Diamond Stick Pin Featuring Organic Nude Mythological Mermaid
Art Nouveau 18k 0.10 CT Old European Diamond Stick Pin Featuring Organic Nude Mythological Mermaid
Art Nouveau 18k 0.10 CT Old European Diamond Stick Pin Featuring Organic Nude Mythological Mermaid
Art Nouveau 18k 0.10 CT Old European Diamond Stick Pin Featuring Organic Nude Mythological Mermaid
Art Nouveau 18k 0.10 CT Old European Diamond Stick Pin Featuring Organic Nude Mythological Mermaid
Art Nouveau 18k 0.10 CT Old European Diamond Stick Pin Featuring Organic Nude Mythological Mermaid
Art Nouveau 18k 0.10 CT Old European Diamond Stick Pin Featuring Organic Nude Mythological Mermaid
Art Nouveau 18k 0.10 CT Old European Diamond Stick Pin Featuring Organic Nude Mythological Mermaid
Art Nouveau 18k 0.10 CT Old European Diamond Stick Pin Featuring Organic Nude Mythological Mermaid
Art Nouveau 18k 0.10 CT Old European Diamond Stick Pin Featuring Organic Nude Mythological Mermaid
Art Nouveau 18k 0.10 CT Old European Diamond Stick Pin Featuring Organic Nude Mythological Mermaid
Art Nouveau 18k 0.10 CT Old European Diamond Stick Pin Featuring Organic Nude Mythological Mermaid
Art Nouveau 18k 0.10 CT Old European Diamond Stick Pin Featuring Organic Nude Mythological Mermaid
Art Nouveau 18k 0.10 CT Old European Diamond Stick Pin Featuring Organic Nude Mythological Mermaid
Art Nouveau 18k 0.10 CT Old European Diamond Stick Pin Featuring Organic Nude Mythological Mermaid

BR528

Art Nouveau 18k 0.10 CT Old European Diamond Stick Pin Featuring Organic Nude Mythological Mermaid

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General Information:

  • Total Carat Weight: 0.10 ct
  • Precious Metal Weight: 2.88 dwt
  • Precious Metal Material: 18k yellow gold
  • Dimensions: Overall, the pin measures 72.53 mm. The pinhead measures 19.27 mm north to south x 13.16 mm east to west x 3.05 mm deep. The pinhead figure is of remarkable scale, size and heft for a stick pin.
  • Weight: An impressively weighty 4.48 grams
  • Markings: Unmarked but tested for purity
  • Era: This pin dates to the Late Belle Époque (1871-1914) period, at the intersection of the Art Nouveau (1890-1910) period. We estimate it to date to circa 1890, and note that it exhibits traits of French design, though does not bear a French mark.
  • Buyer Notes: This pin is an exceptional example of late 19th to early 20th century design, desirably heavy and detailed, and vivid in its mythical character. It is extremely collectible, particularly because it is in its original and unconverted state.

Specifications:

  • Center Stone Type: Diamond
  • Center Stone Count: One (1)
  • Center Stone Carat Weight: 0.08 to 0.10 ct, calculated per the specific gravity of diamond and using the historic formula and ratio qualities of Old European cut diamonds
  • Center Stone Dimensions: 2.65 x 2.71 x 1.72 mm, as measured within mounting so as to preserve the piece's integrity
  • Center Stone Shape: Old European Cut
  • Center Stone Color: H-I
  • Center Stone Clarity: Estimated  VVS2-VS1; this diamond shows exceptional quality in clarity and refractivity

    The Story:

    Made during the very first years of the 20th century, this stick pin exudes Art Nouveau styling, showing the aesthetic movement’s elegant curvatures allusive to nature. The pin's head illustrates a mythological creature in the form of a female nude, facing the viewer head-on in sultry confidence. This pin's artfulness is superior in organicism, a sculptural and vision of fantasy. The head is further emphasized by a single bezel set Old European cut diamond, adding a bit of sparkle to its golden backdrop.

    Jewels of this era and the preceding Victorian period are known for their rich symbolic meanings. As such, the significance of this pin can be dissected even further: the female nude, at its most basic, is meant to evoke fertility and abundance, while mermaids symbolize rebirth and revival, flirtatious playfulness and bold independence.

    The use of the diamond enhances these sentiments, as the diamond represents loyalty, purification and eternalism. Together, this figure and stone speak to a narrative of freed feminine energy, self-liberation, adventurous expression and longevity of all of these. Each element of this pin's composition is an intentional portion of the story. The Nouveau period is beloved for its extraordinary nature-inspired beauty, and this expertly crafted stick pin is no exception.

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