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As with all art, the zeitgeist of a particular era is written in the design of its jewelry. It is said that Art Nouveau jewelry was a reaction to French society at the time, including women's fight to secure more rights for themselves outside of the home. The nation's loss in the Franco-Prussian War left the French worried about what would occur if women got jobs and education, and worried the birth rate would then drop, leaving the country with fewer men to support future armies. This explains the feminist flavor of Art Nouveau.

Here expressed in a massive natural river pearl and rubelite tourmaline necklace, this superb example boasts lovely french 18ct details like boule-inspired vines wrapping each of the natural ellements, all connected in an open link chain! Circa 1890 and remarkable. 


Materials and Features: 18k gold

Age/Origin: Art Nouveau

Measurements: 8.92 grams, 16.5" length

Marks: Very subtly marked on the clasp

Condition: Excellent condition. 


Please view and inspect any photos closely. We endeavor to fully disclose all condition information clearly and concisely, however, please note that what qualifies as excellent condition for historical jewelry differs from modern and contemporary pieces; please take the age of the piece into account when examining the piece. Minor age wear is typical and to be expected for antique and vintage jewelry. Unless otherwise stated, gemstones have not been officially graded for color, clarity, or treatment by GIA; any information provided is our own educated, professional assessment.

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