French Art Nouveau Diamonds Locket
This 18 karat yellow and rose gold pendant locket was beautiful handcrafted with geometric motifs and flowers (rose and daisy on the top and probably 2 dandelions on the bottom). The front is adorned with rose cut diamonds on each side. How refined is it ! This oval form matches perfectly with two portrait’s pictures. There is one gold circles you can remove to fix the pictures inside, and you can also add a picture on the other side.
There is no chain provided here but it could be wear with a long chain or a black ribbon. Do not hesitate to ask and we can find the perfect one you want for. The clasp opens easily and snaps shut firmly. It is in very condition for an item of this period (c. 1900/1905) even though there are few traces of wear, barely visible.
The pendant is marked with the Eagle’s head the French mark for 18 karat gold, and an other mark, which seems to be the maker’s mark but it is unfortunately quite hard to read. It weighs 6,1 gr and measures 38,69 (1,52) x 23,48 (0,92) x 3,72 (0,15′) mm. The bale is included in the high and was also nicely engraved.
Art Nouveau’s style was strongly inspired by this kind of design : flowers, nature, birds and makes any jewels of this period very poetic.