Enamel, Gold Earrings 6194EE

These stunning earrings feature Enamel crafted in Gold.

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These stunning earrings feature Enamel crafted in Gold.

Design Era: Art Nouveau (1895-1915).
Dimensions: Each H: 60 mm W: 20 mm
Weight in grams: 6.3
Condition: Good condition – used with some signs of wear

This item is temporarily on an exhibition.
Contact for pricing and availability.

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Specifications

These stunning earrings feature Enamel crafted in Gold.

Design Era: Art Nouveau (1895-1915).
Dimensions: Each H: 60 mm W: 20 mm
Weight in grams: 6.3
Condition: Good condition – used with some signs of wear

Art Nouveau

Art Nouveau (Modern Style) or Jugendstil jewelry (1895-1915) features natural designs such as flowers and butterflies and were generally considered “romantic”. This style was popular from about 1895 until World War I. The style actually began around 1875 in Paris, and its influence went throughout the western world. The style died out by the end of World War I but has often been revived.
Art Nouveau jewelry follows curves and naturalistic designs, especially depicting long-haired, sensual women, sometimes turning into bird-like or flower-like forms.


Enamel

Enameling is a decoration technique in which a glass of certain composition is fused to the surrounding or under laying metal. Although the exact origins are unknown, the art of enamelling has been practiced since ancient times. The favor of adorning jewelry with bright colors has always existed and the use of glass created colors which nature – in the form of gemstones – could not provide for in ancient times. Excavations on Cyprus – in the Mediterranean – in the 1950’s brought cloisonné enameled jewelry to the surface which dates from the 13th and 11th century BC. These are, to date, the earliest enameled items found in this particular technique.


Gold

Because of the softness of pure (24k) gold, it is usually alloyed with base metals for use in jewelry, altering its hardness and ductility, melting point, color and other properties. Alloys with lower carat rating, typically 22k, 18k, 14k or 9k, contain higher percentages of copper or other base metals or silver or palladium in the alloy. Copper is the most commonly used base metal, yielding a redder color.


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