She was at the edge of her porch watching as couples walked by, with their hot lattes in hand, while the crisp autumn leaves flutter down from tree branches. She tugged at her pendant with the pumpkin colored stone that dangled from her neck, and made a mental note to call her mom later, just because. That scent of apple cider and sugar was beginning to blanket the ground, and she pulled her wool sweater a little tighter as the wind brushed past her cheeks.
This vintage Austrian Arts and Crafts silver and carnelian pendant was handcrafted around 1920. This lovely pendant features a floral motif with an oval burnt orange carnelian at the center. This stone has been cabochon cut and measures 20 x 15 x 4.5 mm. This piece weighs 18.4 grams and measures 66.4 x 36 x 11 mm. It bears the silver purity content mark, “800”.
Fall colors can be worn year-round, you know. Take this carnelian pendant for example. It goes with pea coats, light sweaters, and even tank tops and flip flops.
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During the Victorian Era, there was a structure of meaning placed in flowers called ‘The Language of Flowers’. Irises were no exception, the purple iris symbolized wisdom and admiration, while the blue iris meant hope and faith. The iris itself can be traced back to Ancient Greek mythology. The goddess Iris was the personification of the rainbow and messenger of the gods. She delivered messages from the gods to the mortals below. She traveled along the arc of a rainbow as she moved between the heavens and the earth. “Iris”, in Greek, means “rainbow”. There is another translation, spelled, “eiris”, which means “messenger”.
This antique Arts & Crafts enamel silver brooch was handcrafted around 1910. It’s a carefully made piece featuring a bouquet of irises in a silver rectangular setting. This pin measures 42.3 x 22.7 mm and weighs 7.4 grams. There are no marks and it has been acid tested.
The Ancient Greeks planted purple irises on the graves of women to entice the goddess Iris, who was to lead their loved ones on their journey to heaven. Irises can be found depicted in Ancient Egyptian art. Kings were enthralled with the flower and had them drawn inside their palaces.
ITEM ID: BHA21963VA
This fabulous necklace was made by the firm of Murrle Bennett and Company, an Anglo-German firm started by Ernst Murrle and J.B. Bennett, which produced pieces for retail by the store 'Liberty and Co.', the famous London Arts and Crafts dealers. The company was in existence from 1886-1914, this bracelet was most likely made around 1900. They specialized in high quality affordable silver and gold jewelry. They produced pieces predominately in the Art Nouveau style, and their designs were often characterized by abstract motifs typical of this movement, often comprised of Celtic inspired interlacing elements, stylized foliate forms, pierced geometric shapes, luminous enamels, and precious or semi-precious stones. After World War I, the company was renamed White Redgrove & Whyte. Murrle Bennett & Co jewelry is now highly sought-after and widely collected.
This antique Arts & Crafts amethyst and pearl silver hammered pendant was handcrafted around 1910. It was made by the famed Murrle Bennett and Company in England. A beautiful oval faceted amethyst sits at the center of this organic shaped silver motif with a natural drop pearl. The amethyst measures 11.5 x 8.3 x 6 mm and weighs approximately 3.04 carats. The chain length measures 18 inches and the pendant measures 41 x 24.5 mm. This piece weighs 7.1 grams. It bears two hallmarks, the first is a silver fineness mark that reads, “950”, the second mark is the Murrle Bennett maker’s mark, “MB c”.
This is the kind of jewelry that I love to wear. Murrle Bennett & Co. is one of my favorite designers, their Arts & Crafts style speaks to my artist’s heart. The clean lines, the bright and glowing faceted amethyst contrasting with a creamy pearl, it makes me not want to share it!
ITEM ID: PTA22703VA