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Art Nouveau diamond and pearl necklace


Here is a very beautiful Art Nouveau diamond and pearl necklace that was made in France in the 1890's that has such an elegant design to it that will make it always be admired.
Made in France in 18ct gold, this was made in not only rose gold but the rare green gold which was sometimes used during this period. The rose gold has such a wonderful warm tone to it and the green gold has that soft green hue that can be seen across the top of the main section and the top of the suspended section below.
This alone makes this antique piece so wonderful, however it is also the design which is just so elegant and dainty and looks magnificent on the neckline.
Set with four pearls and two diamonds, the main section measures 3.7cm across by 3.8cm from the bottom to the top section and laid out measures 39.5cm from end to end which allows it to sit nice and high to always be admired summer or winter.
No matter the occasion, this antique necklace is just so special and unique and destined to be loved and admired forever.

Stock# ES9277

Circa: 1900



Art Nouveau diamond and pearl necklace made in France in 18ct yellow and green gold in the early 1900's.

Art Nouveau diamond and pearl necklace

When was the Art Nouveau era?

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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