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What is an Art Deco engagement ring?

One of the most popular styles in vintage jewelry, the Art Deco era spans from 1920 - 1935. Art Deco engagement rings with sparkling diamonds and bright gemstones 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. However, the Edwardian ultra intricate style went out of favor. 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 ancient culture that influenced decorative arts of the time. Jewelry that was designed with this influence is called Egyptian Revival. Art Deco settings feature clean lines and modern forms. Round and step cut diamonds were preferred for precise geometry.