Sensual grace

Precious necklace with pearls & diamonds, around 1900 and later

This necklace pendant from the early years of the 20th century sparkles in the cool light of its fine diamonds and the soft shimmer of cultured pearls. These pearls were apparently added later to the piece of jewelry, which may have begun its life as a brooch. Now, thanks to large hooks at the back, suspended in a necklace of quality cultured pearls and hung with another pearl that swings gracefully with each movement, the jeweled piece can be seen to new advantage. Plated with platinum on the front, the pendant reveals itself as a fine composition of elegantly curved tendrils. Sixteen old-cut diamonds weighing a combined total of approximately 0.90 carats add their starry brilliance to the jewel. The platinum surfaces create a wonderfully cool white colour tone that shows off the stones to their best advantage and unites all the elements of the design. On the back, the centrepiece is crafted from yellow gold in a manner typical of the time. The result is a harmonious piece of jewellery combining new and old that leaves nothing to be desired in terms of its features and workmanship and can be the wonderful highlight of any wardrobe.

The growth and development of plants was one of the most important sources of inspiration for the artists of Art Nouveau: in their search for a new art that would bring man, uprooted by industrialization and the big cities, back into harmony with himself and his environment, they turned to natural forms and created from them their own, previously unseen designs. Especially in France, dynamic, organic forms were created; Hector Guimard's metro entrances, for example, are famous. This new style was quickly adopted in all other European countries and was always modified in its own way. In Germany there was a tendency towards geometry, in Spain towards fantastic forms, and in Great Britain a fashion of its own developed. Especially in the field of jewellery, a series of easily recognisable designs emerged, which are still convincing today due to their freshness in form and colour.

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We want you to be 100% satisfied! That’s why we examine, describe and photograph all our jewellery with the utmost care.

If for any reason you are still not satisfied, contact us and we will find a mutual solution immediately. Regardless, you can return any item within 30 days and we will refund you the full purchase price.