Art Deco Jewelry
Art Deco is one of our favorite periods, it's an eclectic artistic and symmetrical design style which had its origins in Paris in the first decades of the 20th century. It had a lot influence in the world of jewelry and is still immensely popular today!
I enjoy how women dressed in the 1920s with the shimmering jewels and rich feathers. - Janelle Monae
The style originated in the 1920's and continued to be employed until after World War II. Initially, the movement was called Style Moderne. The term "Arts Déco" first was used after an exhibition in 1966, referring to the 1925 ‘Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes’ that was the absolute crème the la crème of fashion and style represented in Paris. In jewelry we see a lot of high-quality gemstones such as Diamonds combined with Pearls, Aquamarine, Emerald, Rubies, Sapphires, but also next to that Onyx, mother of pearl, Chrysoprase, Jadeite and precious Coral were used. The jewelry (the majority was made in white metal, at least at the front) from this period, is usually very characteristic by its symmetrical and geometric designs.
Bathing in Luxury
For a splash of color, favorites were blue (sapphire), green (emerald), white (diamond) and red (coral). The baguette and emerald-cuts, which had been developed in the nineteenth century, where very popular in the 1920's because they blended well with the geometrical lines of the Art Deco style jewelry. Most of the antique Art Deco jewelry has a very luxury design. This could be afforded thanks to the money that was made in the war. The post-World War I economic boom saw women spending more money than ever on jewelry and they could buy all the fashionable materials like diamonds, platinum and gold.
We are enormously proud of our carefully curated Art Deco collection, which contains a number of Art Deco style jewelry in various price ranges. Take a trip to the roaring twenties and check out our collection of vintage and antique Art Deco rings and engagement rings. We wonder who’ll love them next! Here's a few: