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Art Nouveau amethyst pendant


Art Nouveau jewellery often has elegant flowing designs that graduate in size, and this can be seen here in this very pretty antique amethyst pendant dating from the early 1900's.

Made in 9 carat rose gold, even the colour of the gold has such a warm tone to it that not only looks wonderful against the skin, but compliments the two amethysts perfectly.

The pendant measures 25.3mm across by 39.2mm, or 43.9mm to the top of the bail, and the design is so elegant that will no doubt always be admired.

A pendant such as this will so easily suit any woman of any age, as well as being the perfect pendant to wear for any occasion and always look perfect.


Stock# EC285

Circa: 1910



Art Nouveau amethyst pendant made in the early 1900's.

When was the Art Nouveau era?

As this was an era defined by style, rather than a ruler, the exact ages are not distinct. Having said that, it is generally accepted to be from the 1890's until the start of World War One in 1914.

A brief history on the Art Nouveau era:

The Art Nouveau era started in the 1890'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 "organic" styles as well as no longer being symmetrical. The term "whiplash design" 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 "precious" 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 a French term meaning "open to light" 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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