by Amanda

The Art Deco Era: Jewellery As Artistic Expression

The Art Deco period spanned several decades, and is remembered for its vivid use of colour and bold, strong lines. It was born in 1920’s France and spread across much of the Western world through the 30’s and 40’s. This visually captivating design style was most notable in the areas of architecture, fashion, jewellery and accessories.

Art Deco shapes were usually geometric, with strong linear elements and cubic styles - that were heavily influenced by the Cubist movement. This design trend was a huge departure from its predecessor, Art Nouveau, which was characterised by soft lines and shapes.

Think of the F. Scott Fitzgerald novel, The Great Gatsby. Imagine the opulence and the elegance of the characters in it. This encapsulates what Art Deco was all about. The newest materials and techniques were used to fashion the most beautiful jewellery pieces, and no expense was spared.

Here are some stunning pieces, typical of the Art Deco period:

Silver Bracelet with PasteOblong cufflinks, silver and blue in colour
Art Deco clip-on earrings with marcasitePlastic Art Deco Hoop Clip On Earrings Plastic Art Deco Hoop Clip On Earrings

The Art Deco era was one of opulence, extravagance and progression. Through the use of new design and manufacturing techniques, new ways of thinking and fresh minds, the movement revolutionised several areas of design - especially jewellery. We have an extensive and exciting collection of Art Deco pieces in our store, and welcome you to find the perfect addition to your jewellery box.

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Art Deco | Cocktail | Glass | Plastic | Chrome | Necklaces | Clasps | Bracelets | Earrings | Marcasite | Paste

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Diamonds | Geometric | Silver | Vintage
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