Rene Lalique was truly the "originator of a new era" in jewelry. He began to create something completely new in this area in 1890. His contribution largely was due to an exceptional capacity for work, the amazing power of imagination, combined with a special gift of the artist, a magnificent possession of jewelry techniques as well as the fact that creating his works, he found the use of materials in a classic jewelry unthinkable at the time.
Among the materials Lalique used making his
- Horn & Diamond Diadem
innovative adornments stand out ivory, horn and
- Horn Comb with Ivy leaves
- Chrysoprase and Enamel Gold Necklace
- Enamel and Pearl Gold Ring
Owning almost all the variety of techniques, Lalique preferred enamel. Transparent, volatile in the light, it opened the mysterious world that was inexplicably connected to the real world. Dead matter glassy mass underwent in the hand of the master amazing metamorphosis, turning into the flowers on the long stems, causing the visions of fantastic landscapes. Successfully experimenting in new forms, Lalique used natural motifs. He found beauty in the wilting flowers and herbs, perceiving it as a part of the natural .
- Plique-a-Jour Enamel Leafs and Corroded Glass Buts of Lalique's High Jewelry Pieces
- Woman's profile Necklace and Brooch
Rene Lalique was extremely popular and gained recognition during his lifetime. He made a tremendous furore in 1900 at the World Exhibition in Paris, and in 1925 at the International Exhibition of Decorative Arts. Great actress Sarah Bernhardt was his hot admirer, Rene Lalique created jewelry looks for each of her performances.
Rene Lalique intensely searched for new forms of contemporary jewelry, finding inspiration in " charming" nature, which was for him an inexhaustible source of inspiration, addressed to an "extraordinary" woman.