Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Custom Art Nouveau Inspired Pendant

When a recent client requested a custom pendant using a uniquely shaped pearl, I looked to the Art Nouveau era for inspiration. 

The Art Nouveau (literally “New Art”) era, lasting from 1890 to 1910, overlapped with the Edwardian and Victorian eras. Art Nouveau jewelers, greatly influenced by depictions of nature in Japanese art, looked to the natural world for inspiration. Featuring undulating curves & scrolls, their designs intended to emphasize the natural beauty of the gemstones and pearls in the jewelry. 

Natural freshwater pearl suspended from custom pendant cast in 18k green gold, set with peridots & pink tourmaline.