Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Jewelry Through the Ages: Art Deco

The Art Deco period lasted from 1915 to 1935, although the term was first used in reference to the 1925 International Exposition of Modern Industrial and Decorative Arts held in Paris. This was a period of transition from Art Nouveau and was inspired by the art and architecture of the Native Americans, ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans. This is one of the most highly sought-after jewelry styles, as evidenced by auction results.

Characteristics of jewelry from this period include:

  • Geometric designs
  •  Diverse combinations of color
  • Abstract patterns

The necklace pictured right is an example of Art Deco-style jewelry.

What is your jewelry style? Stop by Fountain City Jewelers to find out!

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