While the history of Art Deco can be traced back to the latter half of the 19th century, it is the interwar years and the bohemian culture of Paris’ salons and Hollywood’s film stars that define it. Unlike other movements of the period, Art Deco is not confined to a single discipline, encompassing music, art, film, architecture, fashion and of course jewellery. Instantly identifiable, its influence was and is significant; it remains a cornerstone of modern society and style through stories woven by F. Scott Fitzgerald, architectural icons like New York City’s Chrysler Building or the style legacy of jewellers Cartier and Tiffany & Co.
The key aesthetics of Art Deco jewellery followed the same characteristics as the rest of the movement- clean modern lines, geometric patterns and the use of fine materials. Art Deco jewellery continues to be desirable; its symmetry and bold use of diamonds alongside contrasting gems like coral or onyx give it a timeless appeal, as wearable now as it was when originally made.
This year marks the 100 year anniversary of the Roaring ‘20s, so why not add a touch of Art Deco style to your home with one of these beautiful clocks?