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Art Deco 1920s-1930s Jewellery, Sold Gallery

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Art Deco Jewellery

The Roaring Twenties were a decadent period in the history of the USA and the World, famous for flapper fashion, gangsters and jazz music. The art and design style that developed during this era is known as Art Deco, named for the Parisian fair where it was first introduced. Art Deco jewellery was extremely popular during the Roaring Twenties and continues to influence modern jewellery styles. Art Deco jewelry is famous for intense, bold colors, geometric design and the incorporation of a variety of colorful gemstones in one piece. The emphasis of speed that was popular in this era, due to the rise of the automobile and airplane, is also evident in jewellery design. Many Art Deco jewelry pieces featured speed motifs including arrows, cars, planes and panthers. The discovery of King Tut's tomb in 1923 also influenced jewellery design. Egyptian motifs such as the sphinx, falcon and scarab became popular, as did the jewels that were used in the tomb, including lapis lazuli, carnelian and chalcedony. The use of ivory and jade in jewelry from the Art Deco period is evidence of the Eastern influence during the period. The unique style that was used during the Art Deco period has made the jewellery very popular with collectors. The addition of an Art Deco ring or a pair of Art Deco earrings to an outfit can give you a whole new look. While some modern jewellers create new pieces of jewellery to resemble those of the Art Deco period, many jewellery collectors prefer authentic Art Deco antique jewellery.

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