Art Nouveau Aquamarine Butterfly Ring

$1,250.00
About Details History
According to ancient lore, aquamarine was believed to be the treasure of mermaids. The pale blue gemstone was reputedly carried by sailors as a talisman to bring luck, valor, and protection. This phenomenal fancy cut 2.82ct aquamarine is set in a whimsical mounting adorned with butterflies and a fluted shank.

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  • Materials: 14k yellow gold, 2.82ct aquamarine
  • Age: c. 1910
  • Condition: Excellent
  • Size: 8.25, can be resized for an additional fee of $90; 11.3mm head, 1.7mm hoop
  • Location: To see this ring in person please visit our shop in Nolita, NYC.
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ART NOUVEAU (1890-1910) Art Nouveau gets its name from the Maison de l’art Nouveau, a French art gallery that supported artists and designers working in the new fluid, sensual style. Leading jewelers put more emphasis on the purity and beauty of the design, and less on how it functioned as a product. The female nude and her flowing hair appeared frequently, alongside dreamy, romantic semiprecious stones like moonstone, opal, aquamarine, tourmaline, and peridot. Art Nouveau jewelers, often influenced by depictions of nature in Japanese art, looked to the natural world for inspiration. Orchids, irises, lilies, ferns, snakes, dragonflies, and butterflies were all prevalent motifs. Exquisite enamel work and simpler gem cuts like the the rounded cabochon were favored. The organic shapes of freshwater pearls, shells, coral branches, and turquoise in matrix were admired for their roughness.
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About Details History
According to ancient lore, aquamarine was believed to be the treasure of mermaids. The pale blue gemstone was reputedly carried by sailors as a talisman to bring luck, valor, and protection. This phenomenal fancy cut 2.82ct aquamarine is set in a whimsical mounting adorned with butterflies and a fluted shank.

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  • Materials: 14k yellow gold, 2.82ct aquamarine
  • Age: c. 1910
  • Condition: Excellent
  • Size: 8.25, can be resized for an additional fee of $90; 11.3mm head, 1.7mm hoop
  • Location: To see this ring in person please visit our shop in Nolita, NYC.
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ART NOUVEAU (1890-1910) Art Nouveau gets its name from the Maison de l’art Nouveau, a French art gallery that supported artists and designers working in the new fluid, sensual style. Leading jewelers put more emphasis on the purity and beauty of the design, and less on how it functioned as a product. The female nude and her flowing hair appeared frequently, alongside dreamy, romantic semiprecious stones like moonstone, opal, aquamarine, tourmaline, and peridot. Art Nouveau jewelers, often influenced by depictions of nature in Japanese art, looked to the natural world for inspiration. Orchids, irises, lilies, ferns, snakes, dragonflies, and butterflies were all prevalent motifs. Exquisite enamel work and simpler gem cuts like the the rounded cabochon were favored. The organic shapes of freshwater pearls, shells, coral branches, and turquoise in matrix were admired for their roughness.
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