Gold Coral Seed Bar Pin
Enthusiasts of the Art Nouveau design considered art to be an expression of the designer. Semi-precious gemstones and pearls were favored materials as the design itself and its execution were deemed more important. Our Art Nouveau bar brooch is made of yellow gold with a pear-shaped coral cabochon set in a bezel with a single seed pearl accent below it.
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One-of-a-kind pieces that took inspiration from flora and fauna, the Art Nouveau period jewelry pieces are exquisite and great representations of the movement against mass-produced jewelry. This period ran from just before the turn of the 20th century through World War I. The turbulence entering the new century was felt by all—what would the new century bring? There was a desire for naughty fun and a desire for adventure, excitement and extremes, and Art Nouveau appealed to the desires of fun and fantasy. Represented through the sinuous curves and sensual overtones of the fantasy-inspired feminine form, the Art Nouveau period featured a lot of yellow gold jewelry with moonstones and pearls and opals, as well as seemingly unusual materials such as horn, ivory and glass.