1920 – 1935
One of the most popular styles in vintage jewelry. Art Deco engagement rings with their sparkling diamonds or bright gemstones in platinum settings were every flapper girl’s dream.
Art Deco styles are reminiscent of their precursors, the Edwardians in that diamonds and platinum continued to be popular. But unlike the Edwardian ultra intricate style, Art Deco engagement rings were designed with a focus on modern clean lines. Woman began cutting their hair, working, and partying like gentleman. The frivolity that was once associated with being feminine went out of style. Art Deco engagement rings reflect this with more simple and defined forms.
Expeditions in Egypt revealed an entire ancient culture that influenced much of the jewelry of the time. Jewelry that was designed with this influence is called Egyptian Revival and is very rare.
Settings & Materials
Typical Art Deco settings are cluster, prong, and box. Platinum and white gold were most popular. Diamond cuts found in jewelry of this time are old european and transition cuts.