The Magical World of Vintage Art Deco Jewelry
Vintage Art Deco jewelry is often chosen for special occasions, exclusive parties, and classy events, to complete the glamorous outfit one wears. The Art Deco expressive and bold style dominates the world of luxury and celebrity.
The beauty of vintage Art Deco-inspired jewelry is reflected by the unique architectural designs, the stunning chromatic contrasts, as well as the atypical shapes and models.
The Art Deco-inspired jewelry is a great way to incorporate vintage elegance into your modern wardrobe, it shows a lot of inventiveness and originality.
If you want exquisite pieces representative of the 1920s and 1930s in your jewelry box, DSF Antique Jewelry offers you some of the most sought-after and appreciated models that will make your day shine brightly.
For example, the vintage gold chandelier earrings with diamonds are some of the Art Deco jewelry that defines this style even today with incredible popularity.
Brief Description of Vintage Art Deco Jewelry
The name "Art Deco" is a derivative of the World's Fair held in Paris in 1925, an abbreviation for the long name "Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes."
The famous exhibition that took place in the French capital promoted luxury goods and art pieces of French origin, highlighting the fact that Paris will remain the international center of style and fashion even after the First World War.
The Art Deco style is found not only in jewelry or accessories but also in architecture, graphic art, fashion, interior decoration, cars, and much more.
In the field of jewelry design, the Art Deco style (1920-1935) puts emphasis on abstract compositions, clean, geometric shapes and straight lines, strong colors, animal print, shiny materials, and large precious or semi-precious stones. It promoted refined details and symmetries, creating a special architectural image.
The Art Deco style comes as a reaction to the delicacy and fluidity of the Art Nouveau style (1890 – 1910), which had a huge impact on the world of jewelry. The Art Nouveau style was inspired by nature and was known for its emphasis on asymmetry and organic shapes such as plants, flowers, or the human body.
Art Deco-inspired jewelry is jewelry with minimalist designs, in simple lines, that highlighted the precious stones that come in strong colors. We can observe many geometric shapes in the jewelry pieces - triangles, trapezoids, hexagons, and especially zig-zags.
The Luxury and Brilliance
In the 1920s and 1930s, Art Deco jewelry was an expression of luxury, and design details and colors became as important as the qualities of the materials used to create the jewelry.
Most of the jewelry made in the Art Deco era was made of yellow gold, white gold, or platinum.
The pieces were adorned abundantly with precious stones such as diamonds, rubies, sapphires, and emeralds, chosen both for their preciousness and vivid colors, specific to the Art Deco style. Large gems in strong colors are used with great emphasis.
Bracelets were true geometric shapes in complex ensembles, and panel-like rings that cover the entire base of the finger became very popular.
At the same time, we can also observe other refined but affordable jewelry, with unusual color combinations, made of ivory, glass, onyx, jade, coral, quartz, and other semiprecious stones.
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