Art Deco Jewelry (1920 - 1935)
Sought after in the highest realms, Art Deco jewelry personifies the best. Dating from circa 1920 to about 1935, the Art Deco jewelry of this period displays clean lines, geometrical forms, the use of colored gemstones, and vibrant motifs. Diamonds were used prolifically, and the metal of choice was platinum. Jewelry from this era was inspired by world and cultural influences as diverse as the Ballet Russes, Mughal royal jewels and machinist aesthetics. Invention was everywhere and during this era the baguette diamonds was introduced, as well as the French cut and the Asscher cut. Old European diamonds are at their height.