1969 Alfonse Mucha Ruby and Amethyst Czechoslovakia Stamp - Postage Stamp Necklace
1969 Alfonse Mucha Ruby and Amethyst Czechoslovakia Stamp - Postage Stamp Necklace
1969 Alfonse Mucha Ruby and Amethyst Czechoslovakia Stamp - Postage Stamp Necklace
1969 Alfonse Mucha Ruby and Amethyst Czechoslovakia Stamp - Postage Stamp Necklace
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1969 Alfonse Mucha Ruby and Amethyst Czechoslovakia Stamp - Postage Stamp Necklace

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This necklace features a 1969 Czechoslovakian stamp from the Alfonse Mucha commemorative series. This stamp depicts the Art Nouveau painting of the precious stones (Ruby and Amethyst).

In this series, women personify four precious stones. In each panel, the upper part of the composition is dominated by the female figure, while the lower part features a realistically drawn flower whose colour echoes that of the particular gemstone. The color scheme of each panel - including the flowing robes, the hair decorations, the mosaic halos and even the color of the woman's eyes – recalls the color of the stone.

“Alfonse Mucha, born July 24, 1860 in the small Moravian town of Ivančice (today in the Czech Republic), is one of the best-known artist of the international Art Nouveau movement. But in spite of his wide-spread fame, very few people know that, starting in 1918, Mucha also designed stamps for his native country, the newly-founded state of Czechoslovakia.. Because of this, the Czechoslovak Post Office honored the designer of its first stamp many time over the years with various memorial stamps.”

The image was taken from a real, used, vintage postage stamp and may have post office cancellation marks.

The size of the pendant is 18mm and the chain is 18 inches long, in a matching antique bronze finish with a lobster clasp.

Pendants are water resistant but not waterproof, I recommend removing before showering, bathing or swimming.