We have similar Nurses' Buckle items, which would pair nicely with this piece, for sale this week. Listing Description by: Dylan L.Markings: Marked "925" on the back of the buckles, Tested, and Guaranteed. Gram Weight: 22.9 Grams. Main Stone Measurements/Color: There are two sizes of paste; The largest measures 2.8 mm in diameter, The smaller measures 2 mm in diameter, Semi-translucent bright green, red, and sparkly clear hues. Stone Treatment: Paste is a manufactured stone. Stone(s) have been tested and guaranteed using a professional Presidium Duo refractive, heat, and hardness tester. Stone Cuts: Round Faceted Cut. Item Measurements: The two halves of the nurses' buckle measure 0.77" in width each and 1.51" together.
The buckles are 2.33 long. The belt loops on the back of the buckles measure 1.91" across and 0.04" in depth.
Men's or Women's: Women's. This gorgeous item features sparkly faux diamonds, faux emeralds, and faux rubies, all of which are paste stones.The buckles were made in a floral motif, with long and curling lines. There is one missing stone, which could easily be replaced by your local jeweler. The price of this item 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 specifically cut to fit the design of the piece. During the Art Deco period jewelers often made jewelry upon custom order, this would often take weeks to months to completely craft by hand.French jeweler Georges Frédéric Strass created paste as an alternative to diamonds during the Georgian era. Leaded glass was cut and polished with a metallic powder until it shimmered brightly like a diamond in the light.
These white diamante or strass stones were wildly popular with the glamorous Parisians, and eventually paste stones were colored to mimic other precious gemstones. Nurses Buckles were used for both a buckle on the waist and more commonly used to hold in place the two ends of the traditional Nurse's Cape that was worn during the Art Nouveau era. The two halves would clip together in the center bringing together the ornate scene of the buckles. The item "Antique Vintage Deco Sterling Silver Faux Diamond Paste Nurses Cape Belt Buckle" is in sale since Sunday, July 21, 2019. This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Specialty\Vintage\Vintage Accessories\Belt Buckles".
The seller is "abeautifultimeco" and is located in Fort Collins, Colorado. This item can be shipped worldwide.