The period between the late nineteenth (1895) and early twentieth century (1910) saw the birth of the Art Nouveau movement, which impacted architecture, art and jewelry. This artistic current highlights the aesthetics of curved lines, motifs of flora, fauna and the feminine figure.
Art Nouveau jewelers, wanting to put an end to the rigor and symmetry of 19th century jewelry, created new techniques and used new materials such as horn, tortoiseshell, amber, and cloisonné enamel. The diamond remains, during this period as always, a reference stone for the jewelers.
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