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Oh lala, just in, we have this absolutely gorgeous AUSTRALIAN Art Nouveau circa 1910 Aquamarine & Pearl necklet, signed by maker H. Simonsen Pty Ltd of Melbourne. Seven round cut aquamarine and six natural half pearls have been set scattered on a ‘swirl’ in yellow gold. Whilst the depiction is not exact, this cluster of gems displayed in this manner, the swirls feeling like they indicate movement or something astral, is reminiscent of the constellation Pleiades. The Pleiades is also known as the Seven Sisters, the number matching the number of aquamarines. We may not know what the maker’s inspiration was for this design, but we definitely feel it’s somewhere in the stars.

Circa: 1910
Design Period: Edwardian
Design Style: Art Nouveau
Origin: Australian
Maker: H. Simonsen Pty Ltd of Melbourne
Gemstone: Aquamarine and Natural Pearls
Cut: Round Aquamarine and Half Pearls
Colour: Very Light Blue
Measurements: Aquamarine measure 5.00 mm
Material: 9ct Yellow Gold
Accompanied by an Ian Abeshouse Valuation 

Art Nouveau (1880 - 1910):
Beginning in France in the late 1800s, this was more of a movement than an era. It was an artistic protest against the industrial age which spread throughout Europe and the United States. The Art Nouveau Period saw a return to nature with intricately detailed pieces of jewellery being made in gold and silver with a wide range of coloured gemstones. The female form was made to look ethereal and enamelling techniques became very popular, being used in ways that had never been seen before.