Tuesday 20 September 2011

Art Deco Jewellery

Art Deco jewellery is very popular, it is one of those styles that is sought after by collectors and fashionables alike.
Original Art Deco vintage jewellery dates from the 1920s to the 1930s, it is modern, luxurious, exotic and graphic. Short hair of the times needed long earrings to create femininity. Layers of bangles and beads to go with the flapper dresses.
The style became more abstract, angular and linear in shape, created to echo the new machine age of the twenties.
Below is a real Art Deco fish brooch and below that is a vintage style Art Deco brooch circa 1970s..

Not to get confused with other vintage jewellery made in the 1920s and 1930s which have a more rounder and curved style and less angular and machine edged to it. Unfortunately many people are calling this "Art Deco" and they are wrong.

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I preserve the past. Researching family and local history. Finding about mine and other people's ancestors, is just one of my passions. I also love vintage costume jewellery made here in the UK. I write about my finds and like to research.