What jewelery pieces are the 1920's known for?

tbbbjb

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Hello fellow jewelry lovers,

What jewelery piece or pieces are most often associated with the 1920's?
Costume jewelry became popular in the early 1920's. Platinum was the new luxury metal. It was used with stones like coral, jade, aquamarine, citrin, onyx and opal.

Trend-setting designers included Coco Chanel and Elsa Schiaparelli.
The Art Deco movement was a popular design style of the 1920's that often used bold colors and geometric shapes (circles, arcs, squares, rectangles and triangles etc.) to convey the "modern" look. During this era there were also many designers who took their inspiration from nature. Egyptian motifs were also "in." Bakelite (phenolic resin) which had been around since the early 1900's was also popular due to new processes that were developed which increased the number of colors it could be produced in. Does anyone here have any jewelry from this era that they would be willing to share?

During this time there was an art to wearing jewelry as decoration especially in the upper classes. The fashion in jewelry was often set by the well-to-do who were observed and reported by others and then copied.

Pictures or links could make this thread really interesting, so please post away!

Let's have fun and learn something about a different era ;)
 
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Art Deco designs are known for their use of different shapes to create a piece. They are often done in platinum, but white gold was used as well. The pieces are often diamond covered. Another stone of choice was sapphires. Many these great art deco pieces use synthetic sapphires. Although rubies and emeralds were also used, sapphires seemed to be used the most in terms of colorful precious gems. Attached are a few different designs to give an idea of what art deco represents.

http://www.langantiques.com/category/40/5/item/40-91-1309/

http://www.langantiques.com/category/20/5/item/20-1-1017/

http://www.langantiques.com/category/10/5/item/10-1-2662/

http://www.langantiques.com/category/20/5/item/20-1-2126/

http://www.langantiques.com/category/10/5/item/10-1-2743/
 

Leah

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The Art Deco era is one of the most significant for the jewelry industry, many call this the golden age of jewels.

The jewelers that really influenced this era include Cartier, VC&A, Boucheron, Tiffany, Oscar Heyman. If you happen to own a major signed piece from early Art Deco, this can go for huge $$$$$$ these days. These are very sought after by major jewelry collectors - for example, early art deco pieces by less well-known but SUPER exclusive jewelers like Suzanne Belperron.

One of my Art Deco collections ever is Cartier's Tutti Frutti - outrageously and over the top opulent :smile:

cartiertuttifrutti.jpg
 

shanam

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Art Deco designs are known for their use of different shapes to create a piece. They are often done in platinum, but white gold was used as well. The pieces are often diamond covered. Another stone of choice was sapphires. Many these great art deco pieces use synthetic sapphires. Although rubies and emeralds were also used, sapphires seemed to be used the most in terms of colorful precious gems. Attached are a few different designs to give an idea of what art deco represents.

http://www.langantiques.com/category/40/5/item/40-91-1309/

http://www.langantiques.com/category/20/5/item/20-1-1017/

http://www.langantiques.com/category/10/5/item/10-1-2662/

http://www.langantiques.com/category/20/5/item/20-1-2126/

http://www.langantiques.com/category/10/5/item/10-1-2743/


Lang Antiques is one of my favorite sites to drool over art deco pieces
Some of the pieces are spectacular!

Along with the jewelry, I was always fascinated by the "flapper period" and the particular glamour of the styling of clothes.
 
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