The Art Nouveau style popular in Europe at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries was called differently in different countries. In America, he was called “Tiffany Style”, thanks to the work of a wonderful designer and jeweler, son of the founder of Tiffany & Co – Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848-1933). Louis began his creative career as an artist before becoming interested in glass. Determined to improve the quality of modern glass, he founded his own glass firm called the Tiffany Glass Company, which became known as Tiffany Studios in 1902 and from 1895 the company began producing the famous Tiffany lamps.
By the beginning of the 20th century, Louis Tiffany became interested in jewelry design. He was struck by the work of René Lalique and other jewelers at the World Exhibition in Paris in 1900. Impressions from the work of European masters inspired Louis to create his own Art Nouveau jewelry. A distinctive feature of his work as a jeweler was the use of materials in jewelry that meet exclusively the aesthetic requirements of design, without regard to their intrinsic value. In his jewelry, Louis Tiffany used Montana sapphires, Australian opals and Maine tourmalines, combined with his own “favourite” glass and enamel.
This collection is dedicated to necklaces and pendants designed by L.K. Tiffany in modern style. An interesting feature of these adornments is the artistic processing of the back of the pendants, which was often decorated with openwork filigree and decorated with stained glass enamel.