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Art Nouveau natural pearl and diamond ring from the early 1900's

The design of this ring is so amazing to admire and can easily be worn in either direction, and regardless of which way is facing forward, there is no doubt that this ring will impress all who see it.

Hand made in 18 carat yellow gold and platinum in the early 1900's, the ring is set with a beautiful pure white pearl at one end and a 0.40 carat European cut diamond at the other.  Then to highlight the gorgeous design of the ring, each side in a beautiful flowing design is set with eight rose cut diamonds and two single cut diamonds in the centre. These additional diamonds total 0.20 carats and make the ring sparkle so elegantly.

Measuring 16.9mm in length, this ring accentuates the finger so well, and with its amazing design is one ring that is destined to always be admired each and every time that it is worn.


Stock# ET748

Circa: 1910



Art Nouveau natural pearl and diamond ring from the early 1900's

This antique ring was hand made in 18 carat yellow gold and platinum in the Art Nouveau era. Set with European cut diamonds, rose cut diamonds and single cut diamonds, it is also highlighted with a beautiful white pearl.

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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