Jakob Bengel - 1930s. Liberation of everyday, ‘artifical’ materials, those having no intrinsic value, for jewelry design was first possible in Europe in the early years of the 20th century. First-rate artists and designers experimented with everything that lent itself to jewelry - glass, horn, enamel, textiles, brass and other alloys, e.g., tombac; with hard rubber, celluloid, bakelite, paper, paint and wood. ‘Material snobbism’ was rejected by young designers; suited to Art Deco and Bauhaus
Art Deco Aquamarine Pendant Necklace. A single pale blue aquamarine gleams from within this striking and unusual Art Deco pendant necklace, die-struck and hand finished in rich 14K yellow gold - circa 1930s. Fanciful foliate and geometric filigree coalesce for an enchanting neoclassical effect. 1 and 7/8 inch from the top of the loop, the chain measures 18 inches.
Art Deco necklace, by Maison Briquet, Place Vendôme. The necklace centring a fine pearl in a fine openwork geometrical Art Deco setting surrounded by brilliant-cut diamonds, suspending a pear-shaped diamond weighing 2.78 carats, mounted in white gold.