Art Deco is a style that became popular in the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s. The jewellers of this period created some magnificent jewellery that is as popular and sought after today as when they were created all that time ago.
Some of the leading Art Deco jewellery designers include:
- Black, Starr & Frost,
- Crump & Low,
- Frederic Boucheron,
- Gerald Sandoz,
- Jean Despres,
- Jean Dunand,
- Jean Fouquet,
- Oscar Heyman,
- Paul Brandt,
- Raymond Templier,
- Van Cleef&Arpels,
Art Deco rings, bracelets, earrings and of course Art Deco pendants were all made in a wonderful geometric design and style. It varied from the often floral inspired designs of the Victorian and Edwardian eras that were the styles of the earlier periods to a whole new style and design that is unto itself.
Jewellers of the Art Deco period usually used platinum alongside gold in jewellery. Platinum was a metal of choice in the Art Deco era due to its pure white colour and its ability to be drawn into a very fine wire and able to be set with gemstones such as sapphires and diamonds while all this time still being able to retain its strength.
The discoveries in Egypt of tombs recently discovered during this time helped to add another dimension of both colour and style to an already fabulous era in the history of jewellery manufacturing, resulting in a style of Art Deco jewellery referred to as “Egyptian revival”.
At Kalmar Antiques we are certainly huge fans of Art Deco jewellery including Art Deco pendants. In this section you will be able to browse at some fabulous Art Deco pendants in decadent designs. These pendants are often set with gemstones such as rubies, diamonds, sapphires or emeralds or a combination of them. These pendants were made quite often in both gold and platinum and they come from countries all over the world.