C. 1960 Vintage Turquoise and Multicolored Enamel Rooster of Barcelos Pendant Necklace in 14kt and 18kt Gold. 18"
C. 1960. From our Estate collection, this Rooster of Barcelos is an iconic symbol of Portugal that represents loyalty, trust, honor and good luck. Multicolored enamel decorates the beautiful bird, which sits atop a reconstituted turquoise cabochon, set in polished 18kt yellow gold. Suspends from a 14kt yellow gold rope chain with a lobster clasp. Multi-stone rooster pendant necklace. Exclusive, one-of-a-kind Estate Jewelry.
Product Details (for C. 1960 Vintage Turquoise and Multicolored Enamel Rooster of Barcelos Pendant Necklace in 14kt and 18kt Gold. 18")
DROP: A dangling or stationary detail which "drops" from a bale, strand or earring backing.
1 3/8 inches
Necklace Drop Width:
14KT: Karat (abbreviated kt or K) is a unit that indicates the purity of gold in the metal. 14kt is 58.33% gold. In the United States, 14K yellow gold is most favored and used in jewelry.
18KT: Karat (abbreviated kt or K) is a unit that indicates the purity of gold in the metal. 18kt is 75% gold. In Europe, 18K yellow gold is most favored and used in jewelry.
POLISHED: A buffed-out finish used to produce a mirror-like shine.
ENAMEL: Enamel is a glass-like colored coating which is applied or "painted" over the surface of a piece of metal, ceramic or glass. Enamel is made from powdered glass or an epoxy resin material.
ROPE: Chain links that are twisted or looped together in a pattern that creates a look similar to that of a rope.
LOBSTER CLASP: named after the pinching style of the hook, this clasp is often shaped like a lobster's claw. Use your finger to work the lever to open the clasp.
TURQUOISE: Typically polished and featuring a cabochon cut, turquoise is prized for its depth of color and the visual interest found in veins of matrix stone. Prized as a gemstone for 1000's of years, legend holds that turquoise has protective qualities.
RECONSTITUTED TURQUOISE: Reconstituted turquoise is composed of ground-up natural turquoise molded into a solid stone with the use of a binding agent. It is much more affordable than regular, natural turquoise.
(Color: Blue, Quantity: 1, Shape & Cutting Style: Round Cabochon
CABOCHON: A style of cutting gemstones to achieve a smooth, domed surface with an absence of facets.
, Size: 9 mm)
All weights and measures are approximate.
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