VMFA Shop is proud to feature a graceful jewelry collection inspired by the elegant lines of the exquisite Art Nouveau pieces within the VMFA Decorative Arts Collection.
As a reaction to the more rigid style of 19th century art, Art Nouveau developed as a style around 1890 through artists inspired by the sinuous and unruly lines found in nature. Details blossomed with curvilinear patterns of flora, insects, animals, fish and birds, even smoke and inspired the works of luminaries such as Mucha, Tiffany, Guimard and Gaudi.
Manhattan based jewelry designer, Cynthia Gale, partners with the VMFA Shop to indulge in the sophisticated style of Art Nouveau through a modern interpretation in fine, artisan-crafted sterling silver jewelry highlighted with moonstone, jade and pearl cabochons in combination with faceted amethyst gemstones.
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