Die Jugend (German for ‘the youth’) was a magazine started by G. Hirth in Munich in 1896, it was a sturdy nod to the Arts and Crafts and Art Nouveau movements which were sweeping across Europe by way of England and France. When the decorative arts sectors caught ahold of the style, it became known as Jugenstil and while it portrayed aspects of the earlier European styles, it also had a linearness and distinctive tone that was particular to Germany and later the Scandinavian countries.
This Jugenstil necklace is a prime example of the style, note the curvilinear and leafy forms combined with a strong sense of squareness which would eventually morph into the Art Deco movement. It is set with two bright blue gems of Lapis Lazuli and two contrasting creamy pearls. The necklace is hand crafted in 14 karat gold, which while unmarked, has been carefully acid tested to verify the content. The pendant part of this necklace measures 52 mm from top to bottom and 16.1 mm across, it weighs 3.8 grams. From end to end the necklace is a rather short 13.5 inches long and while we are happy to lengthen it upon request, please be aware that we won’t be able to match the hand crafted chain exactly.
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