One of the most coveted eras of design in jewelry history, Art Deco was a period inspired by Roman, Greek and Egyptian architecture. The period lasted from the early 1920s through the mid-1930s. Art Deco influenced jewelry design for decades, and still inspires contemporary designers to this day.
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Vintage Art Deco jewelry is identifiable by its strong use of contrast, geometric designs, and strong colors. Bold colored gemstones like emeralds, rubies, sapphires, jade, lapis and aquamarine were used generously and usually accompanied by bright white diamonds.
Talented designers for high-end jewelry houses like Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, & Tiffany & Co., used gemstones in new ways to enhance the effect of their pieces. Using cabochons, carved gemstones, and calibrated stones instead of the classic faceted gemstones made a striking difference to the periods that preceded Art Deco.
Auction sales at Sotheby’s, Christie’s, and Bonhams have proven that the Art Deco period continues to be in large demand and will garner top dollar prices. The loan officers at New York Loan Company are certified gemologists and well versed in pawn loans and the purchase and sale of vintage and estate jewelry – including one-of-a-kind Art Deco pieces.