Art Deco - The Story and History behind the movement....
The "Deco" period is a specific design that became a popular movement of "linear and geometric lines”, both in architecture as well as jewelry between World War I and World War II. Sleek clean lines in buildings and in jewelry were the “talk of the day”.
After World War I, the fashion industry, and women eager to broaden their style, began a period of liberation in terms of fashion. The “flapper” for example, a dress style of that era, was a huge departure from the dress styles of the early 1900’s. Could you imagine how it must have felt to be liberated enough to wear a flapper dress, and go out on the town with your new outfit and adorn yourself with beautiful rings, earrings and the like?
Along with dress style changes, women needed smart, sleek in design, jewelry to go along with this new and exciting time, where they could dazzle their friends and sweethearts alike. Most jewelry known as the Art Deco period were made primarily with Platinum metal and stones of the 3 biggies, emeralds, sapphires and rubies. It’s been said that this period was the most influential period in jewelry design and still thrives to this day.
Original jewelry pieces from the period fetch handsome prices that can run from several thousand and upwards of a million dollars sought after by collectors. Fortunately for us, Art Deco has remained in vogue and many fine craftsmen recreate these designs in affordable and beautiful pieces that we all can enjoy and add to our jewelry collection.
Stay tuned for more to come on the jewelry styles throughout our history!!!!
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