Art Deco Jewellery at The Fine Jewellery Company
Art Deco Jewellery is both iconic and stylish. The 1920's allowed for a level of freedom and expression that hadn't before been acceptable. Flappers enjoyed fringes, headbands and large pieces of statement jewellery - fashions became daring and chic. The attitude of the people changed - architecture became bold and loud. Art Deco allowed designers to enjoy designing and encouraged geometric designs, fashionable new step cut gems and large accessories. Jewels were adjusted and played with to make new and fun styles. Necklaces became longer and were worn down the back. Some even added additional pendants or tassels for added effect. The female form was once again accentuated by the styles of the jewellery under otherwise formless clothes. Cocktail watches symbolised the new fast paced lifestyle. New techniques allowed for Art Deco jewellery to have added character. In 1922, Howard Carter discovered Tutankhamun's tomb and a host of Egyptian styled jewellery suddenly flooded the market. Heiroglyphs, scarabs and cuffs were added to other designs influenced by the Orient.