Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Estate Jewelry Look Of The Day - The Arts & Crafts Amethyst Necklace

You know, it's not just all about parures of precious gems around the office we love our period jewelry too
especially the pieces which are both historical and romantical
such as this handcrafted antique Arts and Crafts silver necklace with amethysts and freshwater pearls

I would totally wear this piece


Here it is in the original length but I would probably prefer to wear it a bit shorter


Arts & Crafts jewelry design, like its stylistic sister Art Nouveau jewelry, was heavily influenced by the neo Gothic and Romantic images of the Pre-Raphaelite painters, Rossetti, Millais, Burne-Jones, Hunt et. al.


Tassels, swagging, opaque stones and intricate metalwork are all aspects of Arts & Crafts style.
Sadly, so much of Arts & Crafts jewelry has disappeared over the last 100 years or so.
I am always happy when I can find an authentic piece, especially one that is as detailed as this necklace.
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3 comments:

David Toms said...

Definitely agree with the shorter length, unless your neck was incredibly long! Love the arts and crafts movement and Rossetti is one of my all time favourite artists!

Deja Pseu said...

That's really a lovely piece!

Miss Cavendish said...

I know this post is about the jewelry, but I love your dress! It has all the qualities I like: a clear waist, a cross-over neckline, some ruching, and a soild color. Might I be so bold as to ask where it is from?

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