Specs: Masriera Diamond, Ruby, Enamel, Gold Pendant-Brooch-Necklace
The Fairy pendant-brooch, in 18k gold with approximately 0.25 carat total weight of diamonds, rubies and plique-a-jour enamel.
Pendant-Brooch Dimensions: 2-1/16 inches x 2-3/16 inches
Chain Length: 20 inches
An ethereal being with gossamer wings. Pendant can be worn without chain as a brooch. Approximate total weight of rubies is 0.15 carat. Comes with signed box. Pendant is marked G-0860-G, chain is marked P-2452-P. Gross weight 25.73 grams.
Story: Spanish jeweler Llus Masriera (1872-1958) was born into a family of jewelers and artisans. He was a creative genius and inventor who rose to fame during the Art Nouveau movement. His jewels, mainly his series of winged nymphs, are some of the most important pieces of the time period. Masriera is credited with formulating a specialized enameling technique referred to as “Barcelona Enamel”. The process took translucent enamel and blended it with an element inducing luminosity; the newly minted enamel was then formed in relief, adding texture, volume, and depth, creating a sculptural quality to the individual design.