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    A Guide to Art Nouveau Engagement Rings

    Nouveau Engagement Rings

    The Art Nouveau (“new art”) period only spanned about two decades but this style made a lasting impression on design, fashion, art, architecture and even jewelry. Curving lines are the hallmark of Art Nouveau and the period’s elaborate designs were made famous by graphic artists such as Aubrey Beardsley, Alphonse Mucha and Jules Chéret. In Art Nouveau jewelry, Réne Lalique flourished with designs depicting mermaids, fairies, butterflies and swirling flowers, often crafted from enamel. Today, modern engagement ring designs pull…

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