Antique Tuesday - Art Deco

Please note this bracelet is Art Deco STYLE - Circa 1955 - Retail Value $30,733
The Art Deco style is a very famous and popular art movement that had a lot influence in the world of jewelry. Art Deco was introduced in the 1920s as protest against the Art Nouveau style. Art Deco ended in the 1930s. The style emphasized a very abstract design with geometric patterns and as most favorite colors: black (onyx), blue (sapphire), green (emerald), white (diamond) and red (coral). The baguette and emerald-cuts, which had been developed in the nineteenth century, where very popular in the 1920s because they blended so much with the geometrical lines of the Art Deco style

Circa 1930 - Retail Value $2,606

Most of the Art Deco jewelry has a very luxury design. This is because of the large amount of money that was made in the war of 1914. All this money gave the opportunity to buy the best fashionable materials like: diamonds, platinum, red gold and yellow gold for the design of the jewels. Of course there are a lot of beautiful but less priced jewels in the Art Deco movement. Years later in the 1960s and 1970s Art Deco came back as a very popular decorative art. Even nowadays you can see that Art Deco style has great influence on our designing in all kind of branches. 

Circa 1925 - Retail Value $26,056

The initial movement was called Style Moderne. The term Art Deco was derived from the Exposition of 1925, though it was not until the late 1960s that this term was coined by art historian Bevis Hillier, and popularized by his 1968 book Art Deco of the 20s and 30s. In the summer of 1969, Hillier conceived organizing an exhibition called Art Deco at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, which took place from July to September 1971. After this event, interest in Art Deco peaked with the publication of Hillier's 1971 book The World of Art Deco, a record of the exhibition.  

Circa 1930 - Retail Value $10,623

I hope you enjoyed today's blog post.  What do you think of the Art Deco Style?

To see additional Art Deco Jewelry please visit Adin Fine Antique Jewelry


  1. Art Deco is one of my favorite periods! It's simple, elegant, and trendy all at once! Thanks for this information!

  2. I hadn't realised that Art Deco was a reaction against Art Nouveau. I prefer Deco myself as Art Nouveau can be over-fussy and on the frilly side. I learn something new everytime I visit your blog :-)

  3. I have always loved Art Deco and the style of the 30s. Erte was a particular love of mine when I was younger. The geometry and the stylized nature of images is what I have always loved the most. Thanks for sharing this interesting tidbit!

    Enjoy the day!

  4. My favorite era, really. The costume jewelry of Art Deco was colourful and imaginative.

  5. Thank you for the wonderful information on Art Deco. I love this period and style. Happy creating...

  6. Denise, I've been really enjoying catching up on your antique jewelry posts. I absolutely LOVE antique/vintage jewelry - its been my latest passion. It was interesting to compare some of the earrings I picked up over the weekend antiquing in PA with your recent post on earrings. Thanks for sharing all of this great info!


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