Favourite Parisian jewelry brands (2)

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My top 3 : André Benitah, Grizzli Chéri and Lié(e)

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

Favourite Italian jewelry brands

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