Antique Edwardian 14k yellow bloomed gold Art Nouveau lady with flowing hair and pearl stick pin. Measures 2-1/4" total length, head measures 1/2" x 9/16", pin stem measures 1mm thick, pin weighs 1.1 grams. Hallmarked on the edge of the pin stem. In excellent condition, circa 1910. Very nice for a mans tie pin. Also would make a nice conversion into a stickpin ring, which is quite on trend.
"BLOOMED GOLD"- The frosted finish or satin finish of bloomed gold is the result of bathing the gold in acid. This finishing technique is typically seen on turn of the century Victorian and Edwardian jewelry, although it dates back to its original use in the mid 1800s. The recipe involved boiling the gold in a mixture of salt, water, hydrochloric (muriatic) acid, and salt petre (potassium nitrate). The process created extremely tiny scarring in the surface of the gold which left a matte finish resembling peach skin- and referred to as "bloomed-gold". The finish was also used on only portions of a piece of jewelry, creating a dramatic contrast to a highly polished background or foreground.
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