I don’t show you enough Art Nouveau pieces. Art Nouveau jewelry is frequently very ornate, which makes it more difficult to translate into the modern day than say, Art Deco jewelry. But it’s often very beautiful and almost always worth looking at.
This spectacular necklace was made in 1900. It stars a pear-shaped peridot weighing approximately 2.20 carats, amid an openwork frame, decorated by plique-à-jour enamel, rose- and old-cut diamonds. The piece is completed by a double link-chain spectacle-set with rose-cut diamonds, mounted in 18 karat white and yellow gold.
Want to see the full view? Of course you do.
Fabulous. The pendant is detachable – it’s intended to function as a brooch, but the listing mentions that the brooch fitting is currently missing.
At just around 14 inches, this Art Nouveau plique-à-jour enamel, peridot, and diamond necklace is almost a choker. I imagine the dangling diamond fans would hover tantalizingly over a the clavicle of a lady lucky enough to wear this.
Here’s a detail shot of the side enamel.
This Art Nouveau plique-à-jour enamel, peridot, and diamond necklace was listed in Sotheby’s April 2010 Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite auction. All images and info are thanks to Sotheby’s.