Stone Treatment: Glass is man made. Item Measurements: The necklace has a wearable length of 26.7. Notable Features: This necklace was handmade during the Art Nouveau era. The necklace's design was inspired by the Etruscan movement, as is seen with the intricate details that resemble jewelry from antiquity. The necklace features a beautiful, orb-like pendant that is made out of intricately hand twisted.
10 applied granulated beads each decorate the top and bottom half of the pendant. Surrounding the center of the pendant are 10 Persian turquoise colored glass beads. The beads are light blue and add a wonderful pop of color to the piece as a whole. Each bead is held in a bezel setting.The necklace is finished with a spring ring clasp, making it the perfect addition for any collection. Don't miss your chance to own a piece of history! This listing is for the item only.
This was very true due to the gorgeous designs that came out of this period. This era focused on women and the beauty of nature and the pieces were often large. Enamel was a common material used in Art Nouveau jewelry as the period was more about the importance of the design over the materials used to create it.
The Art Nouveau period happened before the start of the first World War, when mass manufacturing took over production of many products, including some jewelry. Etruscan revival jewelry swept into popularity in the early 1800s with the Victorian era discovery of Etruscan tombs just outside of Rome in Italy. These archaeological digs unearthed beautiful golden jewelry that had been meticulously ornamented with tiny gold beads, featuring flowing geometric shapes, celestial motifs, and a plethora of sacred and Greco-Roman mythological figures. The techniques of repoussé, filigree, and granulation are all attributed to the Etruscans.
Jewelers all over the world avidly began to attempt to replicate these ancient techniques, changing the way fine jewelry was made for many years. 835 silver, also known as Coin Silver, was used in European countries such as Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Austria, and other Scandinavian countries.
Silver was very difficult for jewelers to source, so silversmiths would collect coins that were already guaranteed at a certain purity and melt them down to create jewelry. This process was much easier than sourcing silver ingots that may or may not have been blended with other metals, which would force the smiths to guess at their dubious purity and change the techniques they could use on the metal.
Filigree metalworking is a delicate form of art and has been found as early as 3,000 BC in Mesopotamia. It was perfected by the Phoenicians and Etruscan civilizations between the 6th and 3rd centuries BC.It involves stamping out a design in metal and hand bending and twirling threads, combined with tiny beads, until a final motif emerges. It is reminiscent of lace and considered one of the most difficult metalworking processes. Filigree is still a very popular technique in India and Asia. Please take this into consideration before.
The item "Antique Vintage Nouveau Sterling 835 Silver Turquoise Glass Pendant Necklace" is in sale since Sunday, July 15, 2018. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Art Nouveau/Art Deco 1895-1935\Necklaces & Pendants". The seller is "abeautifultimeco" and is located in Fort Collins, Colorado. This item can be shipped worldwide.