Moss Agate and Gold Dress Set
Moss Agate Dress Set!
A distinctive dress set featuring beautiful Moss Agates set in bright yellow gold. This full dress set was created by one of the preeminent makers of fine cufflinks and dress sets during the early 1900s, Carter, Gough & Company. Crafted in 14t gold, circa 1910.
Complementing the cufflinks are three shirt studs and four vest buttons. The Moss Agate and gold tops of the shirt studs measure 5/16" in diameter. The shirt studs are 1" in length. The studs have spring loaded backs - a design first patented by Halsey M. Larter in 1898.
The Moss Agates are beautiful examples giving the appearance of green seaweed floating in crystal, clear water. Moss Agate is an intriguing variety of Chalcedony (fine grained quartz) with striking green inclusions. The gem was prized by jewelry designers and consumers during the decades around 1900.
The Moss Agate and gold tops of the four vest buttons measure 9/16" in diameter, the same size as the cufflinks.
One of the nice small details of this dress set is that the Moss Agates are backed with iridescent Mother of Pearl. The creamy white of the Mother of Pearl beautifully highlights the mossy green pattern of the Agates.
As with all fine jewels, you should examine cufflinks closely from all direction. The backs of these cufflinks are crafted in brightly polished 14kt yellow gold. You can see the maker's attention to detail in the mirror-like finish, the crisp edges, and the sturdy brackets and cross bars that secure the links.
The backs are stamped with the maker's mark of Carter, Gough & Company, creaters of fine gold and platinum jewelry during the first decades of the last century. The maker's mark is a small arrowhead surrounding the letter "C". To the left of the maker's mark is the gold purity mark ("14K") for 14kt gold.
Name: Moss Agate Dress Set!
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