Art Nouveau Blue Enamel Watch Pin.
By the A J Hedges company of Newark NJ.
1 1/4 L x 1 3/8” W. 14k yellow gold, small mine cut diamond. The item is in excellent condition and has tested positive for solid 14K gold.
Total Weight: 5.3 grams
Nineteenth-century Newark, New Jersey, was home to some of America’s most accomplished jewelry manufacturers. Beginning in 1801 with the establishment of the first jewelry production workshop in America, the Newark industry flourished and prospered until its demise with the stock market crash of 1929. The city’s two hundred or more factories manufactured everything from gold collar buttons to diamond brooches, coupling exquisite workmanship with technological innovation and supplying clients worldwide. The industry’s success was bolstered by the introduction of steam-powered machinery to American factories, the discovery of gold in California in 1849, and the growth of the transcontinental railroad, which transported bars of gold directly to Newark from the California mines.
Stock Number: WE-160