The birth of the Art Deco period had signalled the beginning and birth of the modern era. Jewellery designers in this era were inspired by automotive and architectural designs. Thus, jewellery designs during this time were designed to bring to mind images of prosperity and technology. These designs captured dramatic geometrical structures and patterns. It made use of colours, curves, long lines in these vintage-inspired jewellery pieces.
Art Deco is an eclectic style that combined craft motifs that are traditional with materials and imagery that are from the Machine Age. Colour, lavish ornamentation and bold geometrics characterise art deco designs. These works of art are representations of exuberance, luxury, glamour and faith in technological and social progress.
The term itself, "art deco" was derived from the Societe des artistes decorateurs of France. This group of artists held an exhibit at the Universal Exposition of 1900. They had showcases elegant and new designs for the home.
Some names highly associated with art deco designs are:
Art deco jewellery like art deco earrings were hugely popular in the 1920s through the 1930s. Today, art-deco earrings, art deco inspired statement earrings, art deco drop dangle chandelier earrings, art deco style handmade earrings, art deco square cross earrings, art deco style chandelier earrings and art deco hoops are highly collectible.
Embellish any vintage look with art deco earrings. It could be art deco inspired statement earrings, art deco drop dangle chandelier earrings, art deco style chandelier earrings or encrusted with Swarovski crystals. These will make perfect additions to your Oscar dela Renta vintage inspired ensemble or a perfect complement to your Cartier Eyeglasses or Cartier Roadster Watches.
This section features a range of contemporary earrings mainly. Most are made from silver and are of a wearable and an affordable price range.