From delicate drops to circular clusters, Art Deco earrings reflect the streamlined yet elegant sensibilities of the movement: bold colors, geometric patterns, and extended ornamentation. One gemstone frequently used in jewelry during that era, which lasted from mid-1920s to late 1930s, was the diamond.
Art Deco Earrings
Glistening with inset diamonds that enveloped precious pearls, jade, and other gemstones, many Art Deco earrings relied on simplified circles or squares. These were then accentuated with the organic addition of repetitive scrolls, semi-circles and other arabesques.
The diamond’s inherent sparkle, often with its white gold or platinum setting, contributed to the dazzling aura for which the 1920s were known for. The Baguette cut became particularly popular, as well as the French cut – a square-cut style with many geometric planes and completely in line with Art Deco fashion.
The field of Art Déco design included some of the biggest names in jewelry, from Cartier and Boucheron in Europe to Tiffany and Van Cleef & Arpels in the United States.