Art Deco at 100: Jewelry Can't Get Enough

Art Deco at 100: Jewelry Can't Get Enough

Aug 30, 2020.It is taken as gospel in the jewelry industry that the bold, geometric, diamond-dusted aesthetic of the 1920s and '30s - a.k.a Art Deco - is perennially in vogue.

There is a consensus among jewelers that its simple forms make Art Deco constantly ripe for reinvention The dawn of Art Deco is often linked to the Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes, held in Paris in 1925 - although the term wasn't popularized until the 1960s, by the British historian Bevis Hillier Today, Cartier's contemporary design language conveys a 21st-century vision of Art Deco by combining the period's sharp-edged stone cuts with organic shapes redolent of jewelry of the 1960s, '70s and '80s, Mr.

Rainero said "The technicalities of the craft back then, before computer-aided design came in - that whole energy flows through Art Deco jewelry in a visual way," Mr Robinson said.

"Art Deco's clarity and austerity are now integral parts of my work," he wrote in an email Nicholas Lieou, the Hong Kong-based private jeweler, said he discovered the Art Deco aesthetic through his interest in jewelry favored by the Indian maharajahs. . More

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