Do you love the elegance of Art Deco design? If you're looking for an antique engagement ring with a touch of Great Gatsby vintage flair, an Art Deco ring may be perfect for you. Let's take a closer look at Art Deco engagement rings and discuss some of the key features that make them so special. We'll also provide some tips on how to choose the perfect Art Deco ring.
The Art Deco period spanned from the end of the Edwardian and Art Nouveau eras in 1920 to about 1935. Engagement rings from this time period are characterized by geometric designs and masculine details. Art Deco rings often feature angular shapes, platinum metalwork, and bold gemstones. If you're looking for an engagement ring with a more feminine appeal, you can also find rings from this period that feature delicate filigree details and softer lines however you may want to explore Edwardian era engagement rings. The most popular Art Deco engagement rings feature a center diamond that is surrounded by smaller diamonds, often in a square or rectangular shape. It was during the Art Deco period that the infamous Asscher cut diamond was invented. Emerald cut diamonds and big juicy old European diamonds became center stage and were emphasized in settings of the time. Millegrain detailing was popular both during the Edwardian and Art Deco periods. Millegrain is a style of metal-work that creates tiny beaded details along the edges of the mounting and band. Millegrain can be found on modern engagement rings, most typically those that are vintage-inspired. The majority of Art Deco engagement rings were made in platinum. If you are looking for something in yellow or rose gold but want a Deco feel explore our custom collection of engagement rings inspired by Deco lines made in your choice of metal.
When choosing an Art Deco engagement ring, it is important to take into consideration the style of the ring as well as the quality of the materials. Art Deco rings are truly unique works of art and should be treated as such. Be sure to work with a qualified jeweler who can help you find the perfect ring for your lifestyle. Unlike some Edwardian settings, Deco rings can often be worn on a more daily basis. However it is still important to make sure all of the gemstones are secured both when you purchase and in the future to have a check up every few years of your prongs and setting. These beauties have lasted one hundred years and are a true piece of history. Work with our antique jewelry experts today to choose the perfect Art Deco engagement ring for you.