Tuesday, October 13, 2015

JEWELRY BY TIME PERIODS; ART NOUVEAU, 1890 -1914
The style took inspiration from nature and was characterized by the flowing lines and curves of botanical studies and illustrations of deep-sea creatures.
Jewelers took inspiration from nature portrayed in Japanese art, botanicals such as orchids, irises, lilies and, ferns as well as graceful living things like snakes, dragonflies, and butterflies and the female form.
A transition occurred from the view that the gemstone was the most important element in a piece of jewelry to the elevation of the settings as the focal element. Jewelers experimented with enameling techniques and different gemstones and materials.
In the picture, a pendant by one of my very favorite artists RenĂ©-Jules Lalique (French, 1860–1945) French Gold, enamel, opal, pearl, diamonds. About 1901

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