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Art Deco Jewelry: Bold, Bright & Beautiful

Art Deco Jewelry: Bold, Bright & Beautiful

| Andrew Fabrikant

Art Deco jewelry is a type of jewelry that was popular in the 1920s and 1930s, during the Art Deco period. It is characterized by its use of bold geometric shapes, streamlined forms, and bright colors, often emphasizing symmetry and industrial materials such as platinum, gold, and diamonds.

Art Deco jewelry was often designed to be worn with the fashionable clothing styles of the time, such as the flapper dress, and was meant to reflect the modern, fast-paced era. Some of the most common motifs included sunbursts, chevrons, zigzags, and geometric shapes such as triangles and rectangles. Other popular design elements included the use of bold color contrasts, such as black and white, and other precious gemstones such as sapphires, emeralds, and rubies.

Jewelry made during the Art Deco era is also known for its high level of craftsmanship and attention to detail, with many pieces featuring intricate and delicate designs. Some famous jewelers of this period included Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, and Tiffany & Co.

Today Art Deco jewelry remains more popular than ever among collectors and fashion enthusiasts, with many antique and vintage pieces still available on the market. The bold, distinctive style of Art Deco jewelry has also influenced contemporary designers, who continue to incorporate elements from this style into their work.