Art Nouveau 14kt Carved Moonstone & Zircon Sunburst Necklace
A wonderful and artistic sunburst necklace from the Art Nouveau (ca1900) era! This whimsical piece is crafted in 14kt yellow gold and features an alluring carved moonstone center. The design portrays a recognizable "Man in the Moon" face, which has intricately carved facial features for a realistic 3-dimensional look. When turned in the light, the moonstone has a lovely translucence and iridescent flash. Surrounding the moonstone are beams that radiate from the center, each lined with rich, golden zircons. The sunburst paired with the Man in the Moon face gives the piece a wonderful "Sun & Moon" motif! The pendant hangs from a complimentary gold chain and fastens with a simple spring ring clasp in the back. A very special piece, it would make a unique addition to any collection!
Measurements: The sunburst pendant has a 1 1/2" diameter and measures 1/4" at the thickest point. The chain measures 16" long.
Condition: The overall condition of the piece is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the gold setting or moonstone and zircons, all of which are intact. The chain is in good condition, and the clasp fastens securely.