René Lalique. Lalique is so elegant and flowing. Have yet to see a piece I don't like.
Early 15th century sapphire and enamel ring, engraved with en boen an (en bon an), new year's gift, France, sapphire, high carat gold, white enamel, 0.7cm. The diffusion of character was low and the written language and the spoken language don't agree at that time. As a result, it was frequently to make such spelling mistake.
An Art Nouveau ring with Egyptian influence, French, 1900-1910s. Composed of peridot, enamel, Old European- and rose-cut diamonds, and 18K gold. #ArtNouveau #ring
Gold pendant enameled grey and white set with a purple sapphire guarded by twin dragons, with wide open mouths and wings displayed, surmounted by a grotesque mask, highlighted with small diamonds and terminating in a drop shaped pearl below. French, c. 1885 by Lucien Falize. (1839-97)
Quatrefoil Point Cut Ring, c. 1550 A.D., diamond, enamel, gold, This ring introduces the table cut diamond, obtained by slicing across the top of the point cut, and the first step in the long process of mastering the techniques of diamond cutting. Since table cuts were still rare point cuts have been used for the bezel. The prestige of a diamond ring stood so high that it was not only used by the rich at weddings, but kings and queens adopted it as an emblem.