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Art Deco week: Jewelry

Art Deco week: Jewelry

Art Deco jewelry mirrors the essence of the Art Deco movement, full of bold colors and various geometric shapes. Other characteristics that easily recognizable are trapezoidal shapes, clean lines, stepped edges and rounded arches. What not everyone know, however, is that the movement was influenced by indigenous motifs from the Ancient Aztec and Egypt, or tribal African motifs. Contrasting colors such as Onyx and white metals or diamonds were commonly seen. Because the Art Deco movement was based on the “machine age”, white metals such as platinum, rhodium, silver and white gold were used to lend the industrial “look”.

I never had so much fun browsing images for a post! Here are some of my favorite finds:

Art Deco Garnet ring

1. Art Deco Enamel earrings; 2.Mother of Pearl Silver earrings

Silver bracelet with rhinestones

14k Gold and Zircon ring

If you’re searching for “bridal” Art Deco earrings, check out Adriana Orsini’s Pave Earrings and Ben-Amun’s earrings (for anyone who asked where I got my earrings, they’re Ben Amun style SKU# 00134).

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