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Art Deco Jewelry

Step into the bold and glamorous era of Art Deco jewelry (1920-1939). Geometric shapes, bold colors, and a sense of luxury define this period. Discover statement pieces that exude the energy and style of the Roaring Twenties.

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The Art Deco era began amidst the ‘roaring 20’s’. The jewelry features a lot of angular designs where that match the architecture of the time. Think of how the Empire State Building (built-in 1931) is similar to the jewelry. Most everything was completely symmetrical with geometric shapes and is totally away from the Art Nouveau nature-inspired jewelry. Since the Art Deco period spanned into the Great Depression, later Deco pieces featured smaller diamonds and more craftsmanship.

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Art Deco Jewelry FAQs

What is the most famous Art Deco jewelry?

The “Tutti Frutti” jewelry by Cartier and others is one of the most famous motifs of Art Deco jewelry. Featuring colorful carved, rubies, sapphires, and emeralds, most commonly in a leaf motif,  in geometric patterns, it epitomizes the bold and glamorous aesthetic of the era.

What is considered Art Deco jewelry?

Art Deco jewelry, popular in the 1920s and 1930s, is characterized by geometric shapes, bold colors, and symmetrical patterns. Platinum, diamonds, and vibrant gemstones were frequently used to create the striking and glamorous pieces of this era.

What is the difference between Art Deco and Art Nouveau jewelry?

Art Deco favors geometric shapes and symmetrical patterns, while Art Nouveau embraces flowing, organic forms inspired by nature. Art Deco, prevalent in the 1920s-1930s, has a more streamlined and bold aesthetic compared to the fluid and intricate designs of Art Nouveau. Art Deco jewelry is typically in white metal while art nouveau jewelry is typically made in yellow gold.

Art Deco jewelry trends include geometric shapes, bold colors, and materials like platinum, diamonds, and vibrant gemstones. Symmetry and a sense of luxury define the glamorous aesthetic of this influential era.

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