The Art Deco jewelry period, which began in 1920 and ended around 1935, produced dazzling jewelry which was in sharp contrast to the jewelry of the previous periods.
About Art Deco Jewelry
With Art Deco jewelry, the emphasis shifted from soft colors and flowing lines to bold, bright colors and straight lines. Pearls and long earrings were popular, along with diamond watches, beads, and cocktail rings. Women cut their long locks and began wearing their hair short and boyish during the Art Deco jewelry period. This was the era of Jazz and flappers and Art Deco jewelry complimented the flamboyant and playful attitude of the day. Egyptian influences were strong and motifs like the falcon, sphinx and falcon were popular. New geometric cuts for gems went hand-in-hand with the symmetry and streamlined look of Art Deco designs. Emeralds, sapphires and rubies became the gems of choice in Art Deco rings and other jewelry pieces. Synthetic gemstones were popular and were often used instead of the more expensive natural gems.
Art Deco Antique Cocktail Ring with Curlicued Hearts
This romantic Art Deco cocktail ring features an elaborate filigree mounting in 18k white gold. The design features single cut diamonds in four tear drop surrounds which are embraced by curlicued hearts. Trademark of JSK. Circa 1920.
Rising majestically upwards, a pierced and engraved mounting holds a bead set diamond in a hexagonal top plate. This antique engagement ring also features a wheat motif on the shoulders. All of the details are classic Art Deco! Circa 1920.
The diagonal slicing of this Art Deco filigree diamond wedding ring lends visual intrigue to the finger and showcases the band's geometric elements. The twelve rhomboids that surround this antique wedding ring's platinum band are each set with a round modern full cut diamond for a total diamond weight of approximately 0.66 carats. Circa 1920s.
The antique pierced mounting of this Art Deco aquamarine engagement ring wraps the finger in Old World lace. Fancy floral and filigree work adds femininity to the band. The metallic lacework culminates in a hexagonal top setting that cradles a round aquamarine.
Details: Antique, Art Deco. Circa 1920. 18k white gold. Round aquamarine, 0.37 carats.
The domed spider web setting of this Art Deco sapphire antique engagement ring casts an alluring spell. The platinum band is a stunning combination of pierced angular cutouts and textured Xs and fronds. Tucked amidst this spellbinding display are eighteen full and single cut diamonds. The cupola top setting captures a 0.97-carat round blue sapphire in its center. Circa 1920.
Curlicues and beads wrap the bezel and shoulders of romantic Art Deco antique diamond engagement rings like this one. The lovely pierced mounting rises to a hexagonal top setting. Trimmed in milgrain, the setting cradles a GIA-certified round brilliant transitional cut diamond. This diamond solitaire weighs 0.42 carats and is G in color and VVS2 in clarity. The 18k white gold construction of the band lends sophistication. Circa 1920.
This 1920's antique engagement ring is set in an architecturally stunning pierced filigree mounting in a curling sprig design. The hexagonal top cradles a GIA-certified old European cut diamond. This 0.80 carat diamond is K in color with VS1 clarity. This antique diamond engagement ring is made of platinum. Circa 1920.
Charming old world details come together to make this pierced and engraved antique engagement ring a visually spectacular one. The platinum band is carved down the shoulders in a combination of chevrons and feathers. Four old style full cut diamonds are tucked into the pierced mounting. Ascending from the center is a GIA-certified old European cut diamond that is K in color and VVS2 in clarity. This diamond weighs 0.79 carats. The total diamond weight of this antique engagement ring is 0.94 carats. Circa 1920.
This Art Deco antique engagement ring's pierced mounting is a genuine attention grabber. It showcases a flirty Art Deco combination of leaves and swirls. The mounting of this antique engagement ring rises to an elevated square pedestal. In the midst of this display is a round European cut diamond that weighs 0.05 carats. Circa 1920.
Antique rings like this one are made for romantic proposals in faraway places. An antique platinum mounting with an engraved wheat design holds a double-prong-set GIA certified old mine cut diamond. Triangular step cut emeralds add a bit of color and single cut diamonds add glitter to antique Art Deco rings like this one. The low profile design hugs the finger and wraps it in filigreed platinum. This outstanding Art Deco ring is circa 1935.
A pair of marquise rubies floats romantically down the center of this Art Deco filigree bracelet. An old style full cut diamond is square set at the center of the 14k white gold filigree. Flanking this 0.09-carat diamond are two red marquise rubies that total 0.20 carats of gemstone weight. A concealed box clasp and a safety chain secure this Art Deco bracelet. Circa 1930
Intriguing cutwork and a two-tone mounting set this 1920s antique diamond filigree engagement ring apart. The 18k yellow gold band is topped with a hexagonal 18k white gold top. Pierced coronets and scroll work highlight the band. Inside the hexagonal top setting is a round brilliant cut diamond. This diamond centerpiece weighs 0.25 carats and is K in color and SI2 in clarity. Circa 1920.
Thin ribbons of platinum wrap this Art Deco antique engagement ring in an intriguing metallic web. Like delicately spun silk, the ribbons intertwine to cusp an old European cut diamond at their center. Rated K in color and SI2 in clarity, this blissful diamond solitaire weighs 0.54 carats. The band of this antique engagement ring is made of platinum and is etched at the shoulders in an Art Deco chevron design. Circa 1925.
Just as a beautiful butterfly emerges from a delicate cocoon, this post Art Deco antique engagement ring's centerpiece diamond bursts forth from a dainty platinum setting. This GIA certified J-colored, SI2-clarity old mine cut diamond weighs 1.39 carats. A collection of ten rose cut diamonds flank the solitaire in an aerial wing arrangement. The combined weight of all the diamonds is 1.50 carats. Circa 1930.
A cushion cut emerald is surrounded by old European cut diamonds in this timeless antique Art Deco brooch. The decorative accents that give this hand-wrought pin its Art Deco charm are set on the diagonal. A 0.07 carat cushion faceted step cut emerald is surrounded by eight European cut diamonds. Bead set in a platinum top, these diamonds total 0.20 carats. This antique brooch secures with an 18k white gold safety pin clasp. Circa 1925
This antique aquamarine cocktail ring captures the bold and daring spirit of the 1920s. The elongated teardrop setting of this Art Deco dinner ring shows off a marquise cut aquamarine. A collection of fourteen round single cut diamonds surround the centerpiece gemstone. They have a combined diamond weight of 0.18 carats. A 14k white gold band provides a tonal backsplash for the dramatic milgrain-trimmed gemstone setting. The shoulders of the band are carved in a feathery design. Circa 1920.
A bridge of gold holds two sapphires and a diamond for a three stone filigree antique ring from the 1920s. A pair of tapered cushion faceted mixed cut synthetic blue sapphires lends color to this 18k white gold antique ring. Totaling 0.60 carats, the sapphires flank a centerpiece old European cut diamond. This J-colored, SI2-clarity diamond weighs 0.58 carats. Circa 1920.
In this Art Deco antique diamond engagement ring, a collection of twenty-two old style round and single cut diamonds encircle the platinum band in a flirtatious petal design. Nestled in their center of this antique engagement ring is an old European cut diamond that weighs 0.83 carats. This GIA certified diamond is K in color and VS1 in clarity. The combined weight of all the diamonds in this antique engagement ring is 1.28 carats. A pair of triangular blue sapphires add a splash of color on two sides of the center diamond. A matching pair of rectangular sapphires accents the shoulders of the band. Circa 1920.
Art Deco Antique Dinner Ring with Old European Cut Diamonds
Ornate and alluring, this this Art Deco antique dinner ring with old European cut diamonds is geometrically intruquing. The octagonal top setting of this antique cocktail ring is highlighted around its geometric rim with a collection of eight rectangular faceted mixed cut and two triangular faceted mixed cut blue sapphires. The total gemstone weight of all the sapphires is 0.28 carats. A pair of old European cut diamonds is tucked in the center of the octagon and total 0.81 carats. A hand-engraved 18k white gold band with a leaf motif provides the setting for this Art Deco dinner ring. Circa 1925 to 1930.
The 18k white gold setting of this Art Deco antique filigree dinner ring is fashioned in a North-South design. The filigree is accentuated with a pair of triangular faceted mixed cut blue sapphires. These sapphires weigh 0.10 carats . A trio of old style round brilliant cut diamonds is set down the center of this antique dinner ring. Totaling 0.49 carats, they range in color from E to G and in clarity from VVS2 to VS1. Circa 1925.
The lacy romance of yesteryear is captured in this antique filigree and diamond dinner ring. Delicately pierced 14k white gold filigree provides a dramatic backdrop for this antique cocktail ring's focal point diamond. Amidst this romantic and airy sea of shimmering metal lies an old European cut diamond. Weighing 0.28 carats, the diamond that highlights this antique dinner ring is J in color and SI1 in clarity. Circa 1920.
Diamonds and sapphires create a delicate pattern of lace for the wrist in this 14 white gold Art Deco filigree bracelet. There are 18 filigree links that join the center filigree oval. Nine old European cut diamonds are set in square illusion plates. The center diamond is accented by two synthetic blue sapphires. Circa 1940.
In this engagement ring, circa 1925, an EGL certified old European cut diamond is set in a hand engraved delicate band of white gold. Like intricate lace, the remarkable detailing gives the ring a light airy quality, and the ring's subtle curvature appears to present the diamond upward away from the finger and out towards the world.
Details: Antique, Circa 1925. 14k white gold. EGL certified Old European cut diamond; H, SI1, 0.71 carats. .
Like luminous strobe lights, this Art Deco filigree and diamond wedding ring mesmerizes the eye with its geometric design. Constructed of platinum, the band of this antique wedding ring is set with eleven round single cut diamonds. Ranging in color from G to I and in clarity from VVS2 to SI2, the diamonds that encircle this Art Deco wedding ring total 0.22 carats. Circa 1930s or later.
The airy daintiness of Queen Anne's Lace encircles the wrist in this Art Deco filigree sapphire bracelet. The two rectangular faceted mixed cut blue sapphires that accentuate this bracelet add bright touches of color. The combined sapphire weight is 0.69 carats. A 0.02-carat round single cut diamond is rhomboid set between the sapphires. Flowery filigree work lends a delicate backdrop to this 14k white gold Art Deco filigree sapphire bracelet. Circa 1925