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 in Paris : Buildings

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Sources : https://www.google.fr/amp/s/www.francetvinfo.fr/replay-radio/visite-privee/le-palais-de-chaillot-symbole-de-l-art-deco_1753799.amp, https://www.google.fr/amp/s/www.pariszigzag.fr/secret/lieux-insolites/lincroyable-eglise-art-deco-du-20eme-arrondissement/amp, https://www.palais-portedoree.fr/fr/le-bas-relief-de-la-facade-du-palais-de-la-porte-doree and https://paris-promeneurs.com/le-ministere-des-affaires-sociales/

The Old Hollywood actress Jean Arthur

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Jean Arthur was an old Hollywood actress. Continue reading

The Art Deco actress Jean Arthur

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Portrait of the American actress Jean Arthur by Eugene Robert Richee (1929) and my Art Deco inspired patterns based on my photo of a pole in a Leipzig’s passage. Jean Arthur is my favourite actress with Natalie Wood. My favourite movies of … 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.