Antique Art Nouveau Diamond Flower Ring

Antique Art Nouveau Diamond Flower Ring

This 18ct yellow gold Art Nouveau ring from 1900 has grown an iris to grasp a natural fancy colour old cut oval diamond of 0.80 carat. The fire within the warm brown diamond and the elegance of the iris compel you while the gold shank swirls around your finger.

Antique jewelry object group: engagement ring (or anniversary ring)

Condition: excellent condition

Country of origin: France

Style: 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.

Period: ca. 1900

Theme: Iris

Material: 18ct yellow gold

Diamonds: one ovalish old cut diamond, natural brown color with an estimated weight of approximately 0.80 crt
Note: All diamond weights, color grades and clarity are approximate since the stones were not removed from their mounts to preserve the integrity of the setting. (approximate color and clarity: si)

Hallmarks: The French control mark for 18K gold representing an eagle’s head that was in use in France from about 1838.

Dimensions: length of top of ring 2.16 cm (0.85 inch)

Weight: 8.90 gram (5.72 dwt)

Ring size Continental: 56 & 17¾ , Size US 7½ , Size UK: O½

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