Art Deco

The Art Deco Period

After WW1, with the US and Europe recovering from the horrors of The Great War, a new lust for life – and, of course, diamonds – was born. What better way was there to express this age of decadence and excess than frequenting a 1920s jazz club, dressed in your finest and in the best jewels and clothes that money could buy?

The Art Deco period was a glamorous time characterised by exciting fashions, a surge of new technologies and the flapper girl.

Art Deco jewellery borrowed heavily from architecture, with bold, geometric patterns; straight lines, square, triangles, pyramids and arcs combined to create intricate and jaw-dropping designs.