The date? The very earliest days of the twentieth century.
The result? The flowering of the Art Noveau movement, thought by many to be one of the most aesthetically pleasing, elegant, attractive art styles humanity has ever conceived of.
With an emphasis on making art part of everyday life, introducing elements of grace and style into everything from household objects — ornamental vases, glassware, and furniture — to clothing and adornment, art nouveau truly changed how we view the world.
It’s no wonder that so many people are drawn to collecting art nouveau jewelry: for the horse lover, this easily translates into a passion for art nouveau horse jewelry. Horses are, of course, beautiful in and of themselves: when you put their image into the hands of an artisan determined to represent them in the most elegant, graceful, stylish way possible, it’s a don’t miss combination.
There are two ways to build an art nouveau horse jewelry collection. You can collect authentic, antique art nouveau pieces, such as the fob pendant shown here. Take note of the long, elegant lines shown — the horses bridles are perfectly detailed. You can almost feel the wind pushing through their manes!
Another option, especially attractive to those just starting a horse jewelry collection, is to seek out modern pieces rendered in an art nouveau style. Fashions wax and wane: art nouveau goes through a renaissance every few decades; generally in response to troubling economic or social times. Small wonder: when you’re feeling down one of the best ways to lift your spirits is to surround yourself with beauty. Art Nouveau horse jewelry certainly delivers that!