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The pendant is handmade yellow gold setting of 14 karat Gold. The graceful form is from of Art Nouveau from the 1890's to 1910. The gold-work is set with ten satiny seed pearls and a 1 mm diamond.
The leaves are enamel with iridescent colors of gold and green, with the dangle approximately 20 point in weight Spinel gemstone.
Art Nouveau jewelry, popular from the mid-1890s until the early 1910s, is characterized by soft, curved shapes and lines, and usually features natural designs such as flowers, birds, and animals.
In general, the Art Nouveau style was less popular in the United Kingdom than France or the United States. In fact, the style got its start in Paris, when a German-born art dealer named Siegfried Bing opened Maison de l’Art Nouveau, giving the genre its name. In addition to paintings and fine jewelry, Bing showcased the work of Frenchman René Lalique and American Louis Comfort Tiffany, who helped popularize the style on the other side of the Atlantic.
The pendants chain is 14 karat gold and the length of the chain and Lavalier together is 16 inches long. The pendant measures 2 inches wide and 1 1/2 inches tall. It is in excellent condition and has an insured value of $5000.00 as of October 2016.