Here is a truly magnificent antique diamond and pearl brooch that was made in the Art Nouveau era in the early 1900's and has such an incredible design that will always guarantee that it will be admired and commented on its beauty and elegance every time that it is worn.
Hand made in 18 carat yellow gold and platinum, this exquisite brooch measures 43.3mm across by 31.2mm and is set with a total of nine smaller rose cut diamonds and forty eight larger European cut diamonds that all come together to total 1.90 carats. With a pearl elegantly suspended from the bottom, the flowing design of this brooch is just so beautiful.
So elegant in its design, this antique brooch is destined to become a much loved and treasured family heirloom.
Antique diamond and pearl brooch from the Art Nouveau era
This antique Art Nouveau era brooch was hand made in 18 cart yellow gold and platinum. Set with a combination of smaller rose cut diamonds and larger European cut diamonds, there is a pearl suspended from the bottom.
The Art Nouveau era started in the 1890â€™s and continued to the start of World War One in 1914. Whereas the Victorian era used a lot of symmetry, Art Nouveau jewellery started to use more â€œorganicâ€ styles as well as no longer being symmetrical. The term â€œwhiplash designâ€ is one that is often used to describe some Art Nouveau forms of jewellery.
With a style that is very feminine, Art Nouveau jewellery has a very soft, free flowing style. This has produced its very own distinct style and genre.
Materials and techniques not previously used before in jewellery making in Europe and the United Kingdom were now being used.
Enamelling was used quite extensively, and this was not limited to being used on â€œpreciousâ€ metals such as gold. The use of silver became very popular as a metal to create jewellery that is still today breathtaking.
This included the wonderful enamelling technique of plique a jour â€“ a French term meaning â€œopen to lightâ€ where the finished piece has transparent enamel held between the thin metal wires.
Other materials used during the Art Nouveau period was ivory, amber and blister pearls to name a few.
Some of the more famous jewellers of this period include Rene Lalique, Carl Faberge, George Fouquet, and Louis Tiffany. These were people who often did not limit themselves to just jewellery and from their factories produced some of the most breathtaking works of art in the form of lamps and lampshades, bowls and various other works of art.
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