Antique Vintage Nouveau 14k Gold Sterling 925 Silver Spanish Reales Coin Pendant
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We are a small business and it is unfair for us to suffer losses each week due to customers changing their minds or not reading the full description of an item. Thank you for your understanding! Listing Description by: Cait P. Age Circa: Art Nouveau C. Markings : 14k on the yellow gold border near the bale, Tested, and Guaranteed.
Gram Weight: 16.6 Grams. Metal Type: 14k Yellow Gold. Item Measurements: The pendant measures 1.55" in length including the bale and 0.95" wide. The Spanish reales coin measures 1.1" long and 0.75" wide.
Notable Features: This necklace pendant was handmade during the Art Nouveau era. Composed of 14k yellow gold, the pendant features a faded. 925 sterling silver Spanish reales coin. The weathered nature of the coin suggests it may have been salvaged from a shipwreck from an earlier era.
Jewelry featuring coins, especially older coins from Spanish shipwrecks were a very fashionable way for Art Nouveau aristocrats to show off their wealth and success. The faded sterling silver Spanish reales coin is the focal point of the pendant and seems to depict figures and writing, though it is illegible. To keep the coin secure, it rests in a yellow gold setting which would have been custom made to fit the coin. The yellow gold contrasts beautifully against the cool tone of the sterling silver, drawing the eye to this unique pendant.
Completing the pendant is a yellow gold bale, allowing this piece to be worn on a variety of chains and necklaces. A lovely example of jewelry from the Art Nouveau era, this pendant would make a valuable addition to any antique jewelry collection. Don't miss your chance to preserve this piece of cultural history. This listing is for the item only.
This was very true due to the gorgeous designs that came out of this period. This era focused on women and the beauty of nature and the pieces were often large. Enamel was a common material used in Art Nouveau jewelry as the period was more about the importance of the design over the materials used to create it. The Art Nouveau period happened before the start of the first World War, when mass manufacturing took over the production of many products, including some jewelry.
The Spanish dollar, also known as the eight reales coin, eight royals coin, or piece of eight, is worth eight Spanish reales. This coin is composed of silver and was first minted by the Spanish Empire in 1598.
The Spanish Empire was powerful enough that the eight reales coin quickly became recognized as an international currency, and was created in a variety of different designs throughout the Spanish Empire. Eight reales coins are often found in shipwrecks, as sailing to and from the New World was hazardous. Coins found in shipwrecks are generally irregular in shape due to wear and age, which adds to the character of the pieces.
The item "Antique Vintage Nouveau 14k Gold Sterling 925 Silver Spanish Reales Coin Pendant" is in sale since Sunday, April 21, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Art Nouveau/Art Deco 1895-1935\Necklaces & Pendants". The seller is "abeautifultimeco" and is located in Fort Collins, Colorado. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Turks and caicos islands, Bolivia, Ecuador, French guiana, Jordan, Luxembourg, Viet nam, Uruguay.
- Modified Item: No
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Unknown
- Style: Pendant
- Metal Purity: 14k
- Metal: Yellow Gold
- Metal #2: Sterling Silver
- Metal #2 Purity: .