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Gold and platinum Art Nouveau diamond ring


Jewellers of the Art Nouveau period of the late 19th and early 20th Centuries often used asymmetrical designs in their jewellery, and this can be seen here in this incredible diamond ring.

Hand made in the early 1900's in 18 carat gold and  platinum, the design alone makes such an impact when on the finger, and on each side is a European cut diamond that is highlighted by twenty rose cut diamonds. The European cut diamonds total 0.35 carats and the rose cut diamonds 0.10 carats, and are made all the more wonderful by being natural diamonds that were all cut by hand in two antique cuts that are so sought after today. The charm and character of antique diamonds add to the beauty and sparkle of this ring, and combined with the design, will certainly make this ring always stand out on the finger.

This ring is simply as breathtaking today as when it was made.


Stock# EC225

Circa: 1910



Gold and platinum Art Nouveau diamond ring

Gold and platinum Art Nouveau diamond ring made in the early 1900's.

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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