With the opening today of Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby, we thought it was worth highlighting the beauty of the Art Deco jewellery in our three rooms store.
The Art Deco period is one of the most popular and enduring in jewellery history. The style reflected the flamboyant and playful attitudes of the era and gave birth to forms and motifs that continue to live on today.
Geometrics play a big part in Art Deco with circles, triangles, squares and rectangles, often woven together to create intricate patterns.
In the late 1920’s, advancements in miniature movements lead the way for small diamond encrusted cocktail watches, while Art Deco dress clip style brooches also became extremely popular. Art deco clips could be worn on belts, jacket lapels, purses, shoes and hats, and be fitted to necklaces and bracelets.
Cultured pearls became more available and affordable and thus long ropes of cultured pearls were common accessories for Art Deco evening wear, worn either around the neck, down the back or twisted around the wrist.
While the Art Deco period covers the early 1920s through 1935, its influence extends all the way through the 1950s and 1960s and indeed to the current day.