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Sunset Parure - Art Deco Sterling Silver Carnelian Marcasite Necklace & Bracelet Set. This gorgeous set is crafted from sterling silver, hallmarked sterling and tested. Featuring genuine carnelian, genuine rose-cut marcasite, exquisite designing, and quality silver work. The carnelian has a beautiful deep orange colour, which becomes brighter and more vivid in the light, it looks like an amazing sunset. The carnelian cabochons are translucent , smooth and polished, and in amazing condition. Carnelian brings a warmth and joy that lingers , stimulating and empowering. The marcasite is hand-set into the silver work, and sparkles like diamonds. The segments of silver are ornate, and the clasps look to be original, and in perfect working order. This Art Deco era set looks stunning when worn, truly a perfect gift or addition to any fine jewelry collection. A wonderful parure to be treasured for many years to come.
Note: Carnelian is a glassy translucent stone, it is an orange -coloured varieties of Chalcedony, a mineral of the quartz family.
In antiquity, as well as today, carnelian is believed to help timid speakers become more eloquent and bold. Ancient warriors wore carnelian around their neck for courage and physical power to conquer their enemies. In Egypt it was worn by master architects to show their rank of builder , and alchemists of the Middle ages used it as a boiling stone to activate the energy of other chalcedonies. As the first stone in the breastplate of the High Priest, it signified the blood of the martyrs. , and was once believed to prevent illness and the plaque.
The ancient Egyptians called Carnelian "the setting sun". In its orange hues, they identified it with the receptive or passive energies, and associated it with the mother goddess.
Known today as the stone of motivation and endurance, leadership, and courage, Carnelians have protected and inspired throughout history.
Measurements: Necklace 16.5" Adjustable extender added for a total of 19 1/2 " Bracelet 6 1/2 "
Stone Size: Carnelian (large) 20mm x 12mm Carnelian (small) 16mm x 11mm
Weight: Necklace 20.3 grams Bracelet 15.6 grams
Origin: Germany Provenance: America
Date: Circa 1920