Art Nouveau

1890 - 1914

The Art Nouveau period occurred at the turn of the century. The beauty of woman is a major recurring theme throughout the jewelry of this period. The jewelry is characterized by pale colors, soft curves, and free flowing asymmetrical lines. Gemstones incorporated into the jewelry were Moonstones, Amber, Opal, Citrine, and Peridot. Materials such as Ivory, Tortoise Shell, and Pearls were also used.