Opals were frequently used in Art Nouveau and Art Deco jewelry. Opals are found worldwide, but the most abundant deposits discovered are in Australia, producing 90% of the world’s supply. Opals are softer than many other gemstones, and should be stored carefully.
Eugène Séguy (1890 – 1985) was a French entomologist who published many portfolios of illustrations and designs from the turn of the century to the 1930s who worked in both the Art Deco and Art Nouveau styles.
Lost masterpiece of Georges Fouquet - An Art Nouveau gold, enamel, diamond, sapphire and emerald 'Mistletoe' necklace, 1904-05. Presumed lost. Source: Die Fouquet 1860-1960 - Schmuck-Künstler in Paris. #GeorgesFouquet #ArtNouveau #necklace
Chandon Cremant Imperial - Alphonse Mucha Beautiful dress details! I'm noticing that the more complex the detail in the clothing, jewelry, hair and halo...the better the large flat-color areas of the face and limbs stand out.