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This turn-of-the-century Art Nouveau engagement ring, dating back to circa 1900, is an enchanting embodiment of style and romance. Its two-toned band harmoniously blends 18K yellow gold with white accents, highlighting one old European cut diamond, complemented by 22 old brilliant cuts and six orient saltwater seed pearls. The design showcases the era's signature whiplash curves and organic motifs, capturing the period's essence of integrating art into everyday life.
Antique jewelry object group
engagement ring (or anniversary ring)
very good condition
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Country of origin
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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Two tones of precious metal, the main part being 18K yellow gold and the white parts are either white gold or platinum. (touchstone tested)
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One old European cut diamond with an estimated weight of ± 0.75ct
22 old brilliant cut diamonds with an estimated weight of ± 0.73ct
Total diamond count
Total diamond weight
approx. 1.48 crt with an average colour and clarity H/J, vs/si
All diamond weights, color grades and clarity are approximate since stones are not removed from their mounts to preserve the integrity of the setting.
All diamonds we offer are screened by www.ijgc-worldwide.com for whether they are natural or synthetic, and all diamonds in this jewel are 100% guaranteed to be natural.
Six lustrous real orient salt water seed pearls
Diamond is the birthstone (or month stone) for April and pearl for June.
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length of top of ring 2,85 cm (1,12 inch)
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5,80 gram (3,73 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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Adin Reference Nº
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