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Art Nouveau Enamel and Amethyst Necklace

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90-1-4580

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ABOUT THIS NECKLACE

This very sweet and colorful Art Nouveau-era pendant necklace centers on a white enamel, pearl-centered pansy in full blossom with a shimmering green enamel leaf and freshwater pearl bud, all of which are framed with tiny seed pearls. The charming centerpiece swings from a deep purple amethyst and is anchored with an enamel topped amethyst drop. Circa 1900. 17 inch chain plus 2 inches by 3/4 inch pendant.

Details

Materials:
14 Karat Yellow Gold
Length:
20 inches
Gram Weight:
5.2 gm
Period:
Art Nouveau
Center Amethyst details
Cut/Shape:
Round Cut
Carat Weight:
1.25 carat Because mountings prohibit full and accurate observation of gem quality and weight, all data pertaining to mounted gems can be considered as approximate unless accompanied by an independent laboratory certificate (AGL, EGL, GIA). Unless otherwise stated, all colored stones and pearls are assumed to be subject to a relatively stable and possibly undetected color and/or clarity enhancement.
Measurements:
4.50-6.20 mm
Additional Details Additional Gem Details

13 Seed Pearls

Shape:
Half Rounds
Measurements:
1.00-2.00 mm

1 Natural Pearl

Shape:
Roundish
Measurements:
1.80 mm

1 Freshwater Pearl

Shape:
Pear
Measurements:
3.00 x 2.50 mm
Total Colored Gemstone Carat Weight:
1.25

About Art Nouveau Jewelry

Looking to go organic? Bummed out (with good reason) by the Industrial Revolution, Art Nouveau makers embraced the natural world and a return to the hand-craftsmanship of an earlier time. Their overlap with both the Victorian and Edwardian eras resulted in a great deal of cross-pollination. Though relatively short in its purest form, Art Nouveau’s flowing lines continued to weave their way into fine jewelry.

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