The roaring twenties witnessed the advent of an evocative movement: Art Deco. This style revolution manifested from Paris only to spread rapidly across the globe, transcending art and architecture to other forms of expression. The iconic style still commands an influence on the designs of buildings, jewellery, and apparel. Art Deco jewellery catches our attention with its bright colours and straight lines. The use of geometric forms and motifs sustain the essence of twentieth century Europe but also features trendy and modern touches.
The signature style of this jewellery is geometric and graphic patterns and draws references from “cubism” that frequently forms the premise for Art Deco designs. “There are two forces that play together to deliver an edgy finesse to an Art Deco piece. There is this very profound, geometric structure and then there is a unique expression that happens within that structure,” says Sreenivas Reddy, principle jewellery designer, BlueStone.com.
Art Deco jewellery lends itself to diverse sartorial situations. Here’s how you can make a style statement for different occasions:
Cocktail party: Art Deco jewellery often combines edgy modernist design elements with glittering diamonds to create a truly distinctive accessory. Jazz up your fashion quotient with a dangler crafted like symmetric leaflets and a stacked tennis bracelet, with sharp lines and accents rather than delicate chains, to be the centre of attention.