Stone Of Memory

Vintage Pendant With Large Turquoise In Gold, Graz Around 1960


€ 590.00 *
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Vintage Pendant With Large Turquoise In Gold, Graz Around 1960
Vintage Pendant With Large Turquoise In Gold, Graz Around 1960
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"Whoever is born in the cold month of December, the month with snow and ice and no worries, take at hand a blue turquoise, and success will be his forever." Author unknown, brochure published by Tiffany & Co. (1870) Whether wearing a turquoise really brings success, we can not say for sure, but in the language of gemstones, this stone has a special meaning in terms of content. Already in the 19th century people compared its color with the flowers of the forget-me-not and so it quickly became a symbol of loving memory. The present pendant made of gold holds such a forget-me-not blue turquoise and according to the hallmarking it comes from the Austrian city of Graz. A framing of 14-karat gold, artfully forged by hand, is reminiscent of work done in the Viennese confectioner's style and holds the stone, which is crisscrossed with beautiful natural veins. The pretty goldsmith work and takes us back to the 1960s.
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The beauty of exotic gemstones plays an extraordinary role in the motifs of jewelry. Especially works with Persian turquoise were extremely popular among the bourgeoisie of all times, because the mineral was charged with meaning due to its color. It reminded the citizens of the 19th century of the flowers of a forget-me-not, which is why the turquoise itself in the language of jewels, took on this speaking meaning. But the history of the name of this stone is also interesting. As an early name can be assumed relatively safely the ancient Greek καλάϊνος Kalláïnos (blue and green iridescent) (from Pliny, Naturalis historia). Then, around the beginning of the 13th century, the French name Turkoys appeared, which from the early 15th century changed into the name pierre turquoise, which translated means "Turkish stone". However, this word creation is based on a misunderstanding, because turquoise at that time was only imported from the territory of today's Iran to Turkey and traded there.
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Vintage Pendant With Large Turquoise In Gold, Graz Around 1960
Stone Of Memory
€ 590.00 *
Content 1 piece
Incl. VAT, Shipping
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