- Total Carat Weight: Professionally estimated by formula to be approximately 1.25 ctw (breakdown below)
- Precious Metal Weight: Estimated 1.4 dwt
- Precious Metal Material: 14k buttery yellow gold; the pinhead appears to possibly be bloomed gold (a textural technique in which an extremely high karat gold [usually 24k] finish tops the 14k gold body)
- Weight: A very impressive 2.35 grams
- Dimensions: Overall, the pin is 64.77 mm long. The head measures 16.36 mm north to south x 14.68 mm east to west x 4.50 mm deep
Markings: The reverse of the pinhead is stamped with an upside-down three-leaf stemmed shamrock, in which “14” and “A” are found. This is the highly desired maker’s mark for the famed jewelers, Alling & Co., which originally was begun in 1836 and is well known for their manufacturing of gold jewelry to be sold in world-famous stores including M.W. Galt, J.E. Caldwell, Bailey, Banks & Biddle, C.D. Peacock and, of course, Tiffany & Co., among many others. Alling & Co.’s top quality craftsmanship and aesthetic makes their surviving (especially stamped) jewelry items of topmost collectibility and desirability amongst seasoned and beginner collectors alike.
Era: This piece is believed to date to the first few decades of the 20th century, placing it at the Art Deco period, circa 1920-1930 according to stylistic and construction research. However, beyond what our years of collecting, dealing, learning and refining our expertise enable us to determine, we cannot ascertain a more precise date range or history than this without knowledge of the piece’s exact provenance.
- Buyer Notes: This stick pin is a truly superb Art Deco relic, existing today unchanged and maintaining its original historic integrity. Its design is sleek, chic and handsome, with a beautiful meshing of feminine elegance and masculine forms. This pin is an utter rarity, with neither any exact nor near-exact comparables on the market at the time of procurement, research and listing.
- Center Stone Type: Amethyst
- Center Stone Count: One (1)
- Center Stone Dimensions: 7.25 mm x 9.45 mm x 4.50 mm (Measured within setting so as to preserve the piece’s integrity)
- Center Stone Carat Weight: 1.22 ct (Professionally estimated by formula per the specific gravity of amethyst)
- Center Stone Shape: Triangular step cut
- Center Stone Color: Lilac
- Center Stone Clarity: Translucent with no visible inclusions up to 90x magnification
- Side Stone Type: Diamond
- Side Stone Count: One (1)
- Side Stone Dimensions: About 2 mm (measured within setting so as to preserve the piece’s integrity)
- Side Stone Carat Weight: 0.03 ct (professionally estimated by formula per the specific gravity of diamond)
- Side Stone Shape: Hand faceted, somewhere between a Transitional cut and an early Round Brilliant cut
- Side Stone Color: G-H
- Side Stone Clarity: VS2-SI1
Crafted by the renowned jewelry house Alling & Co., this stick pin is a true treasure of the Art Deco era. It boasts an iconic form, honing the strong geometries of the era with the ancient Greek Key motif. The pinhead is an altogether rare composition and features a bold, hefty design that centers a remarkably well-cut amethyst gemstone and equally lovely full cut diamond. The piece’s silhouette is angular and confident, recalling Middle American as well as Egyptian Revival influences that so shaped the Deco aesthetic.
The lilac amethyst is mounted in a milgrain bezel with rounded corners, and is not quite the expected and traditional trillion cut. Rather, it is a triangular step cut with creative faceting at the corners that sets it apart from the sea of amethysts on the market. The effect of this inventive matrix is a fascinating play of light, the amethyst catching rays at every angle and refracting in scintillating rainbow bands in natural sunlight. In perfect complement, a Transitional cut bezel-set diamond dots the base and bounces light brilliantly. The gem pairing is not unusual, yet this particular marriage is extraordinarily impressive and doubtless special.
The Greek Key design on the east and west wings of the pinhead anchor the design. The rigid right angles and coiled spiraling have long symbolized the expected and unexpected ebbs and flows of life. In symbolic balance, the triangular shape is believed to be the most stable of all, a reliable ballast in both the throes and joys of life. Its three points are spiritually important, representing past, present and future as well as the Divine as guardian, as friend and as sacrifice. In suit, diamonds are symbols of earned fortitude, developed over billions of years of tribulation and pressure, and producing beautiful displays of strength.
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