Markings: "GFMW STERLING" on the back of the brooch, tested, and guaranteed. Country of Origin: United States. Brand: Great Falls Metalworking (GFMW). Main Stone: Tiger's Eye.Color: Opaque, with brown chatoyancy and black striations. Stone Treatment: The stone(s) appear to be untreated, but we are not certified gemologists. Stone(s) have been tested and guaranteed using a professional Presidium Duo refractive, heat, and hardness tester. Stone Cuts: Smooth and polished stone.
Length: 1.45 (from top to bottom). Depth: 0.38 (including the pin stem). Pin/Brooch Style: Brooch, Lapel Pin, Hat Pin, Scarf Pin, Tie Pin. Closure Type: Pin Stem With a closed "C" Clasp.
Convertible: If desired, your local jeweler can attach a bale to this piece, so it can be worn as a pendant. Handmade in the Mid Century era in the United States by Great Falls Metalworking (GFMW). Features three Japanese wise monkey motifs sitting towards the top of the brooch, with a beautiful tiger's eye stone below.
Tiger's eye unique colors showcase chatoyancy when the stone hits the light. Brooch has a pin stem with a closing'c' clasp, completing the lovely look of the piece. Can be worn as a brooch, lapel pin, hat pin, scarf pin, or necklace pendant. Tarnish in certain areas, the price has been reduced to reflect this. This listing is for the item only.
The Art Deco era is famous for being the "Gatsby" or "Roaring Twenties" era. A lot of gorgeous and timeless designs in jewelry came out of this period. Jewelry from this period was most often crafted between 1920 and 1940. Art Deco jewelry sometimes featured white gold or platinum, geometric designs, European cut diamonds, filigree, and calibre cut stones that are specially cut to fit the design of the piece. During the Art Deco period jewelers often made jewelry upon custom order, this would usually take weeks to months to completely craft by hand.
The Mid-Century era, 1935 to 1965, encompassed many new styles of art and architecture and this carried over to jewelry making. This exciting time for jewelry saw movements such as Hollywood Regency, Modernism, Brutalism, and the Atomic Age. Native American artisans were also making their mark in the jewelry industry. Artisans used many kinds of metals, gemstones, glass, and experimented with ceramic and wood as well.This era was filled with new and innovative designs, while also rejuvenating and reinventing older styles. The unique jewelry which emerged from this era is still very popular today. Tigers eye, a member of the quartz family, is a gorgeous chatoyant stone. This type of stone is famous for its iridescent brown waves that glow yellow as the stone is moved in the light.
It was given its name due to the bright appearance of the line of light in the center of the stone. Generating its value from its gorgeous colors, polished Tigers Eye is a highly sought-after stone. Chatoyancy can be most easily be recognized as the luminous glow emitted by fiber-like bands running through stones like tigers eye. The word chatoyancy comes from the French word for phrase "il de chat, meaning "cat's eye.
Chatoyancy is most easily recognized in cabochon cut stones which are specifically cut so that the fibers that illuminate from within the stone are perpendicular to the flat bottom of the stone. Cats Eye Chrysoberyl and Tigers Eye are the stones best known to exhibit this phenomenon. Buyers will have 3 base. The item "Antique Vintage Deco Mid Century Style Sterling Silver Japanese Tiger Eye Brooch" is in sale since Saturday, May 16, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Art Nouveau/Art Deco 1895-1935\Pins, Brooches".The seller is "abeautifultimeco" and is located in Fort Collins, Colorado. This item can be shipped worldwide.