All antique and vintage jewellery is attributed to a particular era, one of which is Art Deco. However, unlike the eras which have been named because of the monarch(s) that reigned during the period (Victorian, Georgian etc.), Art Deco does much more than describe a particular time in history.
Art Deco jewellery was a prominent style of jewellery throughout the 1920’s through to the mid 1930’s and it is one of the most recognisable styles of jewellery in history. It affected how jewellery was designed and made a huge impact on jewellery over many years and to this present day.
Art Deco first appeared in France after WWI and flourished in popularity worldwide in the 1930s and 1940s before its popularity waned post World War II. It is an influential, eclectic style which combines traditional craft motifs with Machine Age imagery and materials. Art Deco style is typically characterised by the use of rich colours, bold geometric shapes and lavish ornamentation.