14 Kt. Yellow Gold Pin/Pendant Profile Portrait of an Elegant Woman in the Art Nouveau style with upswept hairdo as seen in Gibson Girl illustrations, with a genuine diamond on her neck as if she is wearing a diamond necklace.
In the 1970's I acquired this beautiful lady in profile piece of jewelry, instead of being a pin/pendant originally, it was a ring, a very large ring. The 14 Kt. gold markings were on the shank of the original piece which were removed. The pin is not marked but it is 14 Kt. Yellow Gold and was purchased in the mid 1970's from a New York City jeweler where many of my gold and gemstone items listed on Ruby Lane also came from. Years later I had my skilled Princeton, NJ jeweler re-design the ring into a pin (with a 1" pin bar and swivel clasp in 14 Kt. gold) and also had a 1/4" bale opening attached at the top, but not showing in the front. The change from ring to pin/pendant was very carefully carried out so that you could not tell it was a ring originally.
The fact that the ring had a flat surface, except for the face and chest in relief (you can see from a photo of the back the face and chest is repousse. The overall shape of the pin/pendant is an oval shape often seen in carved cameos of women in profile. There are many details that are hard to photograph because of reflections on gold. A radiant sunburst design surrounding the figure. Delicate flowers and leaves around her shoulders and in her hair. The pin/pendant looks like an Art Nouveau Era brooch but was cast in the 1970's.
The pin/pendant weighs a hefty 16.0 grams and measures slightly more than 1-1/4" across at the widest point in center and 1-1/2" top to bottom. Please note one photo shows a chain placed through the bale in the back, there is no chain with this piece, it is simply to show how the pin looks as a pendant. Also note the dark areas in the photos are reflections, the pin is highly polished gold.
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