18 kt 2 color gold filigree Art Nouveau amethyst and diamond solitaire ring; featuring a rose gold bezel set round faceted natural amethyst atop a filigree yellow gold gallery. Attached to filigree shoulders in pink and yellow gold foliate motifs each set with a bezel set old mine cut diamond (2 total). Transitioning down to a bright polished 3 wire shank.
Finger size: 6 1/2
Circa: 1915 ( Art Nouveau period)
Round faceted natural amethyst:
Measurements: 11.46 x 11.64 x 6.21 mm
Estimated weight: 4.00 ct apx.
Shade / saturation: medium light
Clarity: eye clean
Note: minor braided facet junctions
Matching pair of old mine single cut diamonds:
Estimated total weight: 0.12 ct apx.
Clarity: Vs2 / Si1
Gross weight: 3.75 dwt.
Art Nouveau is a style of art and design that emerged in the late 19th century, and was popularized in the early 20th century. It was a reaction to the rigidity and formality of Victorian and Edwardian art and design, and was characterized by flowing, organic forms, inspired by nature and the human body.Art Nouveau was characterized by a focus on curves and natural forms, often featuring flowers, vines, and other plant-like shapes. It was also known for its use of bold, bright colors and intricate patterns. This style was used in a variety of mediums, including architecture, furniture, decorative objects, and graphic design. One of the most notable features of Art Nouveau is its emphasis on the decorative. Art Nouveau artists and designers often incorporated decorative elements into their work, creating functional objects that were also works of art. This style was particularly popular in the decorative arts, such as jewelry, enameling, glasswork, and ceramics. Overall, Art Nouveau was a highly influential style that had a major impact on art and design in the early 20th century. Its emphasis on organic forms, decorative elements, and bright colors of nature helped to usher in a new era of design, one that was more fluid and expressive than the rigid styles that had come before it. Today, Art Nouveau remains a beloved style, celebrated for its beauty and its innovative approach to art and design.