Just under 3/4 (excluding bail). Why You'll Love It.
Yet this antique gold-plated charm spares no details with a finely crafted 3-dimensional design of a baby elephant balancing on an emanating ball. French-made, the artist's one-of-a-kind touches capture distinct features of the curling trunk -so sweet- tucked under the tusks. It may be miniature, but everything about this piece, from its size to the fable-like charm, leaves us with more to love.
Bright patina with minimal surface wear to the setting. Throughout history, 3-dimensional jewelry has demonstrated enduring artistry and design evolution, exemplified by the Victorian era's delicate engravings and raised relief, as well as the Retro period of the 1940s-50s with its voluminous and curvaceous forms.
Notably, the charm of 3-dimensional jewelry lies in its figural representation, which can be enjoyed from all angles, offering a dynamic and captivating experience not possible with flat designs. The sculptural brooches, bracelets, and earrings adorned with three-dimensional floral motifs and bows during these periods showcase the timeless allure of craftsmanship and storytelling in jewelry. The contrast with flat jewelry designs highlights the depth and artistry achieved through 3-dimensional creations, adding an extra layer of charm and sophistication to these treasured adornments.Figural jewelry includes any piece that has been shaped into an animal, person, object, or detailed "day in the life" scene. Antique and vintage figural jewelry is often quite charming and collectible for the realistic or cutesy details. Specific objects or animals became popular and prolific in jewelry during certain time periods, Scotty dogs during the 1940s for example, or swallow birds during the Victorian era. Figural jewelry is special for its detail and realism but also tells the story of the decade they were made in. _gsrx_vers_1516 GS 9.3 (1516).