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This Art Nouveau ring, a vintage treasure from around 1900, epitomises the era's artistic flair. The ring's centerpiece is a striking bas-relief of a woman, elegantly attired in fin-de-siècle fashion, featuring a dog-collar necklace gracefully encircling her neck. This necklace is set with senailles, dainty rose cut diamonds, adding a touch of refined sparkle. Crafted in 14K yellow gold, the ring embodies the characteristic sinuous lines and nature-inspired motifs of Art Nouveau. The depiction of the woman, both in style and poise, reflects the period's penchant for blending artistic beauty with natural forms, creating a piece that is not just jewellery but a small-scale work of art.
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A Glimpse into Art Nouveau: The Fin-de-Siècle Ring
very good condition
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Art Nouveau - Art Nouveau (French for New Style) is an international movement and style of art, architecture and applied art - especially the decorative arts - that peaked in popularity at the turn of the 20th century (1890–1905).
The name "Art Nouveau" is French for "new art". It is also known as Jugendstil, German for "youth style", named after the magazine Jugend, which promoted it, and in Italy, Stile Liberty from the department store in London, Liberty & Co., which popularised the style, and in Holland as “Sla-olie-stijl”, Dutch for “salad oil style” after a advertisement poster for this product that was made in that style.
A reaction to academic art of the 19th century, it is characterized by organic, especially floral and other plant-inspired motifs, as well as highly stylized, flowing curvilinear forms. Art Nouveau is an approach to design according to which artists should work on everything from architecture to furniture, making art part of everyday life. Although Art Nouveau fell out of favour with the arrival of 20th-century modernist styles, it is seen today as an important bridge between the historicism of Neoclassicism and modernism.
See also: Art Nouveau
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Art Nouveau - Although Art Nouveau took on distinctly localised tendencies as its geographic spread increase some general characteristics are indicative of the form. A description published in Pan magazine of Hermann Obrist's wall-hanging Cyclamen (1894) described it as "sudden violent curves generated by the crack of a whip", which became well known during the early spread of Art Nouveau.
Subsequently, not only did the work itself become better known as The Whiplash, but the term "whiplash" is frequently applied to the characteristic curves employed by Art Nouveau artists. Such decorative "whiplash" motifs, formed by dynamic, undulating, and flowing lines in a syncopated rhythm, are found throughout the architecture, painting, sculpture, and other forms of Art Nouveau design.(from: Wikipedia)
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14K yellow gold (touchstone tested)
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Five senailles . A senaille is a simplified rose cut diamond, a small diamond chip with perhaps a few polished facets. We do not have the weight of these diamonds which is normal in our trade when it comes to senailles.
All diamonds we offer are screened by the I.J.G.C. for whether they are natural or synthetic, and all diamonds in this jewel are 100% guaranteed to be natural.
Diamond is the birthstone (or month stone) for April.
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band width top of ring 0,98 cm (0,39 inch)
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4,10 gram (2,64 dwt)
Ring size Continental EU: 60 & 19¼ , Size USA: 9¼ , Size UK: S
Free resizing (only for extreme resizing we have to charge).
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