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Art Nouveau Style Plique-a-Jour Dragonfly Brooch

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50-1-10633

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ABOUT THIS BROOCH

Artfully recreated late last century in ethereal Art Nouveau style, the "gossamer wings" (thank you, Cole Porter) of this classic dragonfly brooch are colored in translucent stained glass window-like shaded green and blue plique-à-jour enamel, outlined in diamonds, and are spring-loaded en tremblant* for a fun and fabulous effect. An opal and diamond abdomen and tail, and tiny cabochon emerald eyes add the colorful finishing touches. Lightly and lovingly crafted in two-tone gold. 1 5/8 inch wingspan. *En tremblant is a French term – meaning “to tremble”. It was first used to describe 18th and 19th-century jewelry where parts of the diamond set pieces were attached to a trembler to create movement in the jewel when worn - AJU Antique Jewelry University.

Details

Materials:
18 Karat Yellow Gold, 14 Karat White Gold
Length:
1 7/8 Inch
Width:
1 5/8+ Inch
Height:
1/2 Inch
Gram Weight:
17.8 Grams
Period:
Art Nouveau
Center Opal details
Cut/Shape:
Oval Cabochon Cut
Type:
Crystal
Carat Weight:
0.15 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:
4.80 x 4.40 x 1.40 mm
Country of Origin:
Australia
Additional Details Additional Gem Details

19 Single Cut Diamonds

Carat Weight:
0.25 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:
1.20-1.60 mm
Color:
G-H-I-J
Clarity:
VS-SI
Total Diamond Carat Weight:
0.25

1 Round Cabochon Cut Emerald

Carat Weight:
0.04 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.
Color:
Green
Measurements:
1.60-1.70 mm
Total Colored Gemstone Carat Weight:
0.19

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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