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Costume jewellery

Costume Jewellery

Towards the end of the 19th century, art nouveau designers, including Rene Lalique, began producing jewellery which focused on the artistic effect of the design rather than the intrinsic value of the materials. Their jewellery incorporated materials such as amber, mother-of-pearl, ivory, coral, jet and glass. This use on non-precious materials by leading designers opened […]  Continue Reading »