Art Deco Jewellery

Post World War I (1920-1935) and with geometric patterns, straight lines and lively motifs, Art Deco jewellery is a highly popular style choice even today. Often made from platinum and diamonds, the Art Deco period gave us baguette diamonds and the French cut.

With women having taken on more roles with men at war, the Edwardian wardrobe was obsolete and shorter dresses and lower neck lines meant there was an opportunity to accessorise more visibly. This meant mosaic designs and invisible settings were used, a result of different gem cutting and hidden metal which allowed the jewels to do the talking. Shorter hairstyles meant longer earrings, and pendants were very popular.