OLD STORE STOCK! Art Deco 14K Gold & Diamond Lavaliere
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OLD STORE STOCK! What does this mean? Well, to a person who sells jewelry, it’s like finding a Holy Grail – store stock that was stored for so long that it was never offered to the public. This means, in some instances, that the original card, wrapping, packaging is present as well as the original sales price. I got lucky recently and came into such a collection of old store stock that listings beginning with this blurb have not seen the light of day in 50 – 60 – 70 years. First come, first served. May I offer now……
AGE: C.1930 - Art Deco era
ITEM: Almost matching the pair of earrings that I currently have up on offer, here is a lengthy lavaliere pendant, designed, perhaps, to touch upon a Past, Present, Future design. The basic color scheme of the piece is rose gold with white gold settings for the diamonds. The pendant was found in the original packaging with a red pen price of $54. In terms of Art Deco pricing, that was a HUGE amount of money! No chain, mine is for display purposes only.
CONDITION: In terms of the making - perfect. There is some darkening (tarnish) around the solder points which can be lightly cleaned with a polishing cloth or left as is if a "vintage" patina of age is desired to the gold setting (yes, gold tarnishes after about 50 years of non-polishing). The pendant was found in the original packaging which means the item might have been in a display case at a jewelry shop at some point in its life but it also might have meant that the piece was never moved into a case.
METAL CONTENT: 14K Gold
HALLMARKS: 14K on the bale
SIZE: From top of bale to bottom measures 1-3/4"; width is 5/8".
DIAMONDS: The 3 diamonds all appear to measure 1.5mm (1.5 points) each for a total of 4.5 points combined. Color is G-H and clarity is SI1-2.
WEIGHT: 2.3 grams
FINAL COMMENTS: Old store stock does not come along every day, and old pieces, such as this listing, might never be seen again. With the upcoming holidays, everyone will want jewelry in “original packaging” so don’t delay in grabbing this item sooner rather than later.
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