When World War I began in 1914, manufacturing of jewelry came to a stop. Hard times brought on by the war marked the end of fashions and trends popular in the Art Nouveau and Edwardian eras. Women started taking over men’s roles in the workplace, ushering in a new era of independence for women. With the end of the war, the “Roaring 20’s” ushered in a new attitude and desire to live life to the fullest. The Art Deco was highly influenced by global politics and social issues, spanning nearly two decades from 1918-1935.
Your Inspiration: Carey Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan in The Great Gatsby
How to Know if your type is Art Deco:
1. You like bold, but not necessarily big.
Jewelry designs post-war were not necessarily full of the big stunner diamonds, but they still made a statement using bold, geometric settings to enhance stones of all sizes and colors.
2. You love technology.
Unlike the eras that came before it, Art Deco embraced changing technologies instead of resisting against them. If you can’t live without your smart phone, Art Deco might be the era for you.
3. You know what year women got the right to vote without looking it up.
The Art Deco era, which spans from 1915 - 1935, was influenced by the changing roles and increasing independence of women. (By the way, women got the right to vote in 1920).
4. The more jewelry, the better
. The Roaring 20’s were famous for extravagant fashions: flapper dresses, beaded headpieces, feather boas, multiple strands of pearls, and arms stacked with bracelets. During the Art Deco era, more was usually more.
5. You’ve ever read a novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, or John Steinbeck and liked it
. These iconic writers were part of the “Lost Generation” - a cohort of artists and writers that are responsible for iconic novels written in this era, including The Great Gatsby, The Sun Also Rises, and Of Mice and Men.
Images from top to bottom, left to right:
Carrie Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan from The Hollywood Reporter
, Hudson Edwardian Engagement Ring from Trumpet & Horn
, Gold Art Deco Inspired Cake from Belle Magazine
, Mia Farrow as Daisy Buchanan from Mubi
, The Great Gatsby Book Cover from WeHeartIt
, Champagne Tower from Fridgebook
, Evans Edwardian Engagement Ring from Trumpet & Horn
, Art Deco Platinum, Diamond, & Onyx Bracelet from Trumpet & Horn
, Platinum Art Deco Necklace from Trumpet & Horn