Tag Archives: amethyst

X is for Crosses (Art Nouveau – #AtoZChallenge)


by Lillian Csernica on April 28, 2017

x

X is one of the more difficult letters in the A to Z Challenge. Fortunately, the popularity of art nouveau extended into religious imagery as well. This resulted in a dazzling variety of pendants and rosaries.

Vibrant Art Nouveau Champlevé Enamel Antique Cross Pendant

e45992fa44c0bbdad3aeca96a62ad510

etsy.com

Vintage Spanish Art Nouveau Cross

This large Art Nouveau cross pendant is made in 22 K gold composed of one square-cut amethyst surrounded by four baguette-cut raspberry-pink amethysts. Each amethyst is encrusted in the center with a platinum-on-gold collet-set antique single-cut diamond. The colorful amethysts are set in a floral motive, enhanced with 16 antique single-cut diamonds set in a collet setting made in platinum on gold. Probably Belgium, circa 1900.

fa27931fb8f87a7e57c1d5c308fa3a10

etsy.com

Large Antique French Rosary Crucifix/Cross Art Nouveau / Mother of Pearl Beads / Art Nouveau Connector/ Hand Carved MOP Crucifix.

Early 1900s 18k yellow gold crucifix featuring blue and orange glass and plique-a-jour enamel. Signed by P.L. Dasset.

ba0f54519656794354dc95ce84faf42f

nelsonrarities.com

Art Nouveau Montana Sapphire And Carved Gold Cross.

0246b05e87c052b1fd53a23430c082b3

BeverlyHillsAntiques.com

Antique Art Nouveau 18k Diamonds Cross Pendant

 

Advertisements

2 Comments

Filed under #atozchallenge, Art Nouveau, artists, Blog challenges, charity, creativity, Eastern Orthodox Christianity, history, mother

E is for Earrings (Art Nouveau – #AtoZChallenge)


by Lillian Csernica on April 6, 2017

e

Earrings are by far my favorite form of jewelry. I like to make them and  I love to wear them. It took a real effort to settle on just a few fabulous Art Nouveau sets to display here!

602000df334a87c7e9568adb17d40622

fairyblingmother.blogspot.com

Yes, these are indeed jellyfish!

Plique-a-jour enamel, drop-shaped opals, set in gold. Designer Georges Fouquet

31722ba66fd4c47ddba22cc98d54aea8

Walker Metalsmiths Celtic Jewelry

Sterling silver Celtic teardrop earrings.

2d784ed9974d5d281e61972a5dd7e3b3

tobylynngems

Peacock blue opals, diamonds, and sapphires set in gold.

a06a07fe77a8d1c05788aef2953ae786

sothebys.com

Enamel and pearl pendant earrings.

9d6b15644fcfe8b732932d51d0c68fec

tademagallery.com

Moonstones, sapphires, and diamonds set in gold.

Handcrafted in rose and green 14k gold and set with round and drop shaped sparkling golden green Uralian chrysolites.

 

7 Comments

Filed under Art Nouveau, artists, Blog challenges, creativity, fantasy, history, nature

A is for Amethyst


by Lillian Csernica on April 1, 2017

a

Welcome to Day One of the Great A to Z Blog Challenge!

Purple is my favorite color, so amethyst has always been one of my favorite semiprecious stones. Amethyst appears quite frequently in both Art Nouveau and Art Deco designs.

 

14k gold, amethyst, enamel, and pearl.

 

tumblr_lor0feaicr1qd9qfro1_400

temmy17tummy.tumblr/com

 

rene-lalique-pendant-de-cou

anra.alsace.over-blog.com

 

 

a093f3d9a3a0fcfbd14df45a023f3296

alaintruong.com

18-karat yellow gold bib necklace with round brilliant-cut diamonds, and transluscent, plique-à-jour enamel flowers, with amethyst accents.

 

12 Comments

Filed under artists, Blog challenges, creativity, fantasy, history, nature, romance