The Art Nouveau era of the late 19th Century to the early 20th Century resulted in some fabulous jewellery being created with very flowing lines and designs that went away from the exact symmetry of the Victorian and Edwardian era’s such as can easily be seen here in this delightful antique Art Nouveau pendant dating from around 1895.
Made in 15ct yellow gold, the design of this piece is so wonderful and flowing with the design going from wider to thinner that also incorporated not just seed pearls, but seed pearls of varying sizes. In total there are 42 natural seed pearls which are so charming and complimenting all of this are the 6 very vibrant natural green demantoid garnets. Garnets are commonly found in a burgundy-red colour, with the most desirable of all the garnets being the green demantoids such as can be seen here. The dispersion of light coming from these demantoid garnets is just amazing and match the yellow gold so well.
Making this an even more practical piece of jewellery, is its ability to completely remove the top bail and wear is at a brooch. From left to right the pendant measures 2.8cm across by a total of 4.9cm with the bail or 3.8cm without
Art Nouveau jewellery always seems to have a way of having a wonderful antique feel and look about it, while all the time having a modern appeal to it, and this Art Nouveau pendant looks so amazing on the neckline with its design, and added to this with the very rare demantoid garnets makes this a superb example of Art Nouveau jewellery at its finest.