Defining Characteristics of Art Deco Vintage Engagement Rings

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The 1920s and 30s were an exciting time in history, both in society and in the world of creative artistry. The complex and romantic designs created during the first part of the industrial age, also known as the Art Deco period, spoke of the progressive feel of the era. Many years later, Art Deco designs are still speaking, and their voices are perhaps louder than ever before. The Art Deco period has influenced all aspects of modern design, and the look and feel of the 20s and 30s can still be found in architecture, clothing, and jewelry. Art Deco vintage engagement rings are especially making a comeback. What Is Art Deco Style? Art Deco engagement ringIn the early part of the 20th century, engagement rings featured jewels with classic settings. When the Art Deco era began, famous designers such as Cartier and Tiffany & Co. began experimenting with much flashier and complex styles. Some defining characteristics of Art Deco vintage engagement rings and other jewelry include:
  • - Contrasting patterns
  • - Symmetrical or parallel lines
  • - Layered geometrical shapes, including squares, triangles, and octagons
  • - Brightly colored jewels, such as rubies, emeralds, and sapphires
  • - Lighter metals, such as silver, white gold, and platinum
  Black onyx was another common choice for Art Deco vintage engagement rings because it provided a neutral dark tone that offset the brightly colored jewels or diamonds. Silver-toned metals represent a futuristic world whereas gold was considered old fashioned, therefore it was more common to see such metals used during this period. Art Deco and Art Nouveau: Influence from the Prior Century Prior to the Art Deco era, jewelry designs were smooth, flowing, and imbalanced, representing the chaos and beauty of nature. This period of design was known as Art Nouveau. Art Deco, rather, is inspired by technology and progress. However, some influences from the natural world carried over from the Nouveau stage to the Deco stage. Images of animals, such as panthers and gazelles, were commonly used in Art Deco designs. Art Deco Engagement RingsTrumpet & Horn: Unique Art Deco Vintage Engagement Rings Your romance is unlike any other, so why would you choose a ring that can be found on someone else’s finger? Here at Trumpet & Horn, we are dedicated to finding the world’s most unique and beautiful jewelry pieces and matching them with our loyal customers. We carry two types of rings within our collection: antique vintage pieces and pieces from our Nouveau collection, which are newly crafted but based on traditional vintage designs from the Art Deco, Victorian, and Edwardian eras. All pieces from either collection are one of a kind, ensuring that your ring will represent your love story in a way no other can. Each ring comes with its own free appraisal and resizing, and we are glad to offer free shipping and returns to ensure your shopping experience is completely stress free. If you’re ready to start shopping for Art Deco vintage engagement rings and would like some guidance during the process, please contact us . Our associates are available to chat with you live Monday through Friday between 9:00 am and 4:30 pm Pacific time. You can also give us a call at 1-800-593-1933 or send us an email here. We are thrilled to help you choose a one-of-a-kind piece that will add richness and beauty to your unique love story.

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