Deco Boom: A Celebration of 100 Years of Art Deco Jewelry



The century-old Art Deco movement remains an eternal source of inspiration for contemporary jewelers. We recap the era’s influence on jewelry design through the decades in anticipation of the next big comeback. (Spoiler: It’s already here.) It would be hard to find someone in the jewelry industry who’s not well-versed in art deco style. Most would probably cite Cartier’s platinum and diamond jewels from the 1920s or Van Cleef & Arpels’ Mystery Set jarretières of the 1930s as the period’s most memorable emblems. “Art deco was the visual embodiment of modernist principles,” says Daphne Lingon, head of jewelry at Christie’s Americas. She and other jewelry historians point to master jewelers such as René Boivin, Jean Després, Raymond Templier, and Suzanne Belperron—and brands including Mauboussin, Boucheron, and Tiffany & Co., in addition to deco icons Carti
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