Art Deco jewelry : Disappearance, resurgence and inspired brands

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Art Deco ended with the World War II (1939-1945) ; it was no longer popular. Art Deco was supplanted by the modernist movement, by the influence of Bauhaus then by the international style during the “trente glorieuses”. But in the … Continue reading

Art Deco jewelry : Inspirations from Foreign countries and ancient civilizations

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Far East (countries of eastern and south-eastern Asia such as China and Japan) was an important influence for Art Deco jewelry designers with the use of their materials (jade, coral, pearls and lacquer) and traditional designs and patterns. Far East … Continue reading

Art Deco jewelry : Noble materials

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Art Deco jewelry was namely characterized by noble and precious materials like platinum, white gold, fine gemstones (rock quartz, amethyst, citrine, chalcedony, aquamarine, black onyx…), gemstones (diamond, ruby, emerald and diamond), ivory, lacquer, ebony, shagreen, pearls… Gemstones were often carved. … Continue reading

Art Deco jewelry : Break with the Art nouveau period and modernity

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The sinuous and curved shapes of Arts & Crafts  and Art Nouveau jewels were replaced by sharp, simpler, geometric,  graphic and stylised designs. The Edwardian flowing and nature inspired designs were substituted by simpler, contrasted, stylised, straight and geometric designs … Continue reading

Art Deco jewelry : Patterns and types of jewels

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The popular patterns were : fan, chevron, seashell, scrolls, stylised face, stylised animals, fountain, lyre, phoenix, Greek key, peacock, bows, flowers, leaves, sunrise, half moon, palmette, fruit baskets… There were also patterns from foreign countries : Japanese and Chinese patterns … Continue reading

Art Deco jewelry : The International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts of 1925 in Paris

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Art Deco was an artistic, decorative and architectural movement born in the 1910s, which knew its height in the 1920s and slumped in the 1930s. Generally speaking, it is the inter-war period (1918-1939). Besides, “Les années folles” was a part … Continue reading

Art Deco influences coming from elsewhere

Cartier´s Tutti frutti brooch (1925), African inspired Jean Dunand’s necklace, Art Deco Greek key brooch, Art Deco Chinese inspired bracelet, Japanese pagoda aquamarine and diamond brooch (1935), French Art Deco chinoiserie diamond malachite bracelet, Art Deco pendant watch with an arabesque design and Art Deco papyrus brooch. The background is my design.

Luminous swirls

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René Boivin’s sapphire and diamond brooch (1934), Boucheron’s swirl diamond earrings (1930s) and designs i did based on my photo of the galeries Lafayette in Berlin.

Architecture and jewelry at the time of Art Deco

Raymond templier’s earrings and metallic structure representing the Empire State Building in New York. The actress Brigitte Helm wearing Raymond Templier jewels in the movie « money » directed by Marcel L’Herbier in 1928.

Art Deco beauty

Suzanne Belperron’s scroll diamond earrings, Cartier’s aquamarine clip brooch (1930s) and diamond and enamel plaque brooch. The background is a design I did with photoshop based on my photo of the Galeries Lafayette in Berlin.

Art Deco inspired jewels for Christmas

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Art Deco emerged in 1925, at the World’s Fair in Paris, France. This art movement is called Art Deco in reference to the name of the “Exposition Internationale des Arts décoratifs et industriels modernes”. Art Deco jewelry is characterized by … Continue reading

Portrait of a woman in the 1920s

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Boucheron earrrings and necklace, face i created with photoshop (geometric shapes), mouth inspired by Benito, Egyptian eyes, 1920s Inspired accessories and mother of pearl texture for the skin. This set is influenced by Eduardo Garcìa Benito, the cubist artist Franz … Continue reading

Gold Art Deco

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“Youth is happy because it has the capacity to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.” Franz Kafka Art Deco inspired fan Ilgiz Fazulzyanov’s earrings, Corrado Giuspino’s ring, Art Deco print, Eduardo Garcia Benito’s … Continue reading

Art Deco in love

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“I think there was a freedom in the 1920s and 1930s: a certain liberty and evolution of women.” Francois Nars Eduardo Garcia Benito’s Vogue cover (1928), 1920s Art Deco diamond and pearl brooch, Art Deco print and Fairfax & Roberts … Continue reading

Art Deco Lady

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“The New Woman of the 1920s boldly asserted her right to dance, drink, smoke, and date—to work her own property. (…) In many ways, she controlled her own destiny.” Joshua Zeitz – Flapper: A Madcap Story of Sex, Style, Celebrity, … Continue reading

Art Deco magnificence

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René Boivin gold clips (“manchettes plissées”, 1935) and ring (black wood and diamond)

A future made of concrete and metal

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Poster of the movie Metropolis (directed by Fritz Lang in 1927) and Jean Després’ brooch (silver and black onyx) and bracelet. The Art Deco movement influenced all the arts like jewelry and architecture. Jean Després (1889-1980) was a famous Art … Continue reading

Elegance from the past…

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Reynaldo Luza illustration, Edward Chiu’s earrings (jade and onyx), Corrado Giuspino’s bracelet (jade, onyx and diamond) and an Art Deco bracelet (onyx, diamond and rock crystal).

Beauté intemporelle

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Vogue cover by the Art Deco illustrator Georges Lepape (Vogue September 1926) and Janis kerman’s brooch and earrings.