Art Deco Era Jewelry and Objects
The geometric luxury forms of the Art Deco movement combines expensive materials and exquisite craftsmanship. Art Deco, also referred to as Deco, is a style of visual arts, architecture and design that first appeared in France. The Art Deco era started in the 1920's and lasted until 1940's, although examples of Art Deco design can be found in the later periods. At DSF Antique Jewelry we are delighted to offer you some of the best vintage Art Deco Jewelry from our Collection.
Art Deco corresponds with both luxury and modernity, the modernistic forms of the Art Deco movement combines expensive materials and exquisite craftsmanship.
There was nothing cheap about Art Deco pieces, as this type of jewelry combined gemstones with gold, platinum, jade, and other precious materials.
Art Deco In Style
Art Deco was not a single style, but a collection of different and sometimes contradictory styles.
Whereas Art Deco was used world-wide to decorate the great movie palaces of the 1920's and 1930's, later, after the Great Depression, it changed and became more sober.
In architecture, Art Deco was the successor to and reaction against Art Nouveau, a style which flourished in Europe between 1895 and 1900. Art Deco gradually replaced the Beaux-Arts and the Neoclassical styles that were predominant in European and American architecture at that time.
By the 1930's, Art Deco's style had been somewhat simplified, but it was still extravagant.