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Different Kinds of Art Deco Jewelry

Art deco is a term that came from the French Société des artistes décorateurs, a group of artists from the Paris exposition during the 1920s. The term art deco was used in referring to anything that is highly stylized and has sleek design inspired from the 1920s to mid 1930s. Art deco inspired a lot of designs from clothes, architecture, interior design, furniture, makeup, and even jewelry designs. When it comes to jewelries from the 1920s to the 1930s (art deco period), jewelries were very popular back then and even up to the present time, jewelries that have an art deco design are very highly collectible.

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Different Kinds of Art Deco Jewelry

There are distinct designs and characteristics of art deco jewelries. Art deco jewelries from the 1920s to the 1930s were highly inspired by the architectural and automotive designs from the art deco movement. Geometrical patterns and bold colors were commonly used in designing jewelries with an art deco design. There are numerous types of art deco jewelries from the art deco period. These art deco jewelries include but not limited to:

  • Art Deco Design Rings – Usually, art deco rings only have a plain band, which usually comes in square shape or in traditional round band. Gemstones play a very big role in art deco rings. One large gemstone is usually placed in the center and then surrounded with smaller gemstones. Art deco engagement rings were very popular back then and even up to the present. Many women dream of receiving an engagement ring that is art deco inspired.
  • Art Deco Design Earrings – when t comes to earrings with art deco design, earrings are usually long drop earrings. Long drop earrings were highly loved during the art deco movement since the famous hairstyle of women during the art deco period was the very short hairstyle, the bob haircut. Long drop earrings highly complement the bob hairstyle.
  • Art Deco Design Necklace – Strapless or spaghetti-trapped dresses were very in during the art deco period. Art deco design necklaces, specifically the design of the pendant were really made to complement the wearer’s exposed neck, shoulders, and chest area. Necklaces during the art deco period were also long, so that when a woman dances, the necklace can swing freely. The gemstone on the necklace worn by a woman can also reflect her social status, such as diamonds, and for the less wealthy ones, their necklace pendant was commonly glittery stone marcasite.