Vintage 14kt Gold Art Deco Retractable Swizzle Stick, w/Diamond & Sapphire - Rare & Unique
Vintage Jewelry: Vintage 14kt Gold Retractable Swizzle stick - it has a sapphire on one end and a diamond on the other and it is 5.5" when open. Weight is 7.65 grams or 4.92 dwt. Width is 5 mm and it has a pencil-like shape with the angled edges. There is a band that slides with a ring for placing on a necklace, key ring, etc. (I'd never do that for fear of losing it from a key ring). On the end that does not open there is a bezel-set diamond that is about 3 mm across. To measure it exactly cannot be done as it is bezel set and true width is not known nor is depth. Best guess and a minimal guess would be the diamond is .10 ctw and the sapphire .08 ctw. The same applies to the sapphire, deep blue in color, which is appx. 2.5mm across. I am listing this as 14kt gold but it is quite possible it is a higher gold content - it tested positive at 14kt and positive but not as strongly at 18kt - the test area stayed visible. I looked everywhere for a mark from the maker and could not find one - Cartier makes them as does Tiffany but I did not find an exact match for this piece. Deep inside where the prongs come up from the mounting there is silver tone rough type solder but I did take it to be looked at by the jeweler who said that is just how the prongs are attached and it is a sturdier design as it is the part that takes the brunt of the rising and folding and gold is soft and would wear faster. This is a more rare piece than some of the others that are out there as I did not see a diamond on one end and the sapphire on the other in any or didn't see double stones. I'm sure they are out there but I did not see it. The closest I came was a similar with one stone where the sapphire is that, just like this one, becomes the tip of the center swizzler and that was selling in the UK for over $1,000. This has some wear but is still in good condition for certain especially given it's age. It's not a piece for everybody but is for some and I hope the right buyer finds this. See photos.
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