Green agate and marcasite

Unworn ring by Theodor Fahrner, circa 1955

In the history of Art Nouveau and Art Deco jewelry, Fahrner jewelry from Pforzheim occupies a special place. Theodor Fahrner and later his successor Gustav Braendle knew how to make artistically convincing designs and high-quality workmanship the hallmark of their brooches, necklaces, bracelets and earrings like hardly any other modern jewellery manufacturer. Theodor Fahrner made artists' jewellery affordable by combining modern forms with democratic materials. He did not create individual pieces for a small elite like Lalique or Cartier, but the designs were produced in series in silver, decorated with enamel, marcasites and occasionally precious stones. Jewellers and department stores all over Europe sold the jewellery, which Fahrner advertised extensively in journals and magazines: "Fahrner jewellery - designed by the best artists" allowed every woman to participate in a modern life full of beauty. Travellers with large sample cases presented the novelties developed at Fahrner to the jewellers on site. One such sample case full of unworn Fahrner jewellery had lain untouched in an attic for the last 40 years or more until it was offered to us. It contained samples of nearly every series from about 1919 until the company's dissolution in 1979, most marked with a model number or the "Original Fahrner" seal. This ring from this collection is therefore unworn and in perfect condition. The model number has been preserved on the original label. The ring is made of gold plated silver and shows a curved openwork design in the middle with a green coloured agate in cabochon cut. Bands of marcasites set the transition to the ring band with a gentle gradient. A wonderful overview of the wealth of designs is provided by the catalogue "Theodor Fahrner. Schmuck zwischen Avantgarde und Tradition", edited by Brigitte Leonhardt and Dieter Zühlsdorff, Stuttgart 2005. Fahrner jewelry is often collected. Discover all the other pieces of Fahrner jewelry we offer at this location.

The citrine, agate, jasper, amethyst and onyx - for the chemist, all these gemstones are quite uniform quartz. However, they are clearly distinguished by their color. The color spectrum of the citrine begins with the most delicate champagne tones, shows up now and then honey-colored and extends to a rich tone like sweet Madeira wine.

We want you to be 100% satisfied! For that reason, we examine, describe and photograph all of our jewellery with the utmost care.

You can rely on our years of experience in the trade and our expertise as a professional art historians for reviews of the antique jewellery. As a member of various trader organisations and the British Society of Jewellery Historians, we remain committed to the highest possible degree of accuracy. In our descriptions, we always also indicate any signs of age and defects and never hide them in our photos – this saves you from any unpleasant surprises when your package arrives.

Should you for some reason not be satisfied, please don’t hesitate to contact us so that we can begin to find a solution together. In any case, you can return any article within 30 days and we will refund the full purchase price.


OUR PROMISE

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.

Play