The flowing hair and robes in the women in Alphonse Mucha's paintings, the celebrated entrances of the Paris Métro, and the stained glass of Louis Comfort Tiffany are all icons of Art Nouveau. This artistic style was popular at the turn of the 20th century and was inspired by natural shapes, such as flowers, plants, seashells. In Germany Art Nouveau was known as Jugendstil, "youth style," after the magazine that popularized the style.
This sterling silver locket with a rose-hued plating is inspired by Jugendstil book covers from the 1910s and features a faceted garnet at its center. Handcrafted in Pforzheim, a town at the edge of the Black Forest in southern Germany known for its jewelry and watch-making. Keep a romantic memento close to your heart, such as a loved one's photo or a lock of child's hair.
Handcrafted in Germany. Adjustable from 16 1/2" to 17 3/4". Spring-ring clasp. Locket is approximately 1 1/4"H x 3/4".