Art Deco Rings
inc Vintage & Antique 1920s Engagement Rings
Shop our wonderful selection of vintage art deco rings including antique art deco engagement rings. Art deco style and genuine 1920s rings in gold and platinum and set with diamonds, sapphires and other gemstones. All our art deco rings are expertly appraised, so you can be sure of their true age and provenance.
What defines an Art Deco ring?
The Art Deco period spans the 1920s and 1930s when society emerged from the horrors of World War I with an appetite for reckless abandon. This was the the age of the cocktail party and to reflect this societal shift, Art Deco jewellery favoured bold colours and a stronger use of lines and curves. By the 1930s, curves were converted into angles and streamlined shapes, influenced by Cubism. An truely antique or vintage Art Deco ring is one which was made during the 1920s and 1930s. Where hallmarks are not present we can usually date an art deco ring by its style, the construction methods, the gemstones used and their cuts and condition.
Art Deco jewellery is so popular and enduring that many modern rings are made in the Art Deco style and these rings are considered 'reproductions'. They can and do look just as good as the originals, and on the odd occasion where we sell a reproduction piece we will always make that clear in the product description. We are jewellery experts and will never sell a modern piece as antique or vintage.
What are 4 features of Art Deco rings?
- boldly colourful,
- strong lines,
- symmetrical curves or angles.
Were gold Art Deco rings popular?
Some Art Deco rings are made from yellow or rose gold, but more generally platinum was used in Art Deco jewels until the 1930s, when white gold was considered a more practical alternative.
Which gemstones were used in Art Deco rings?
Precious stones such as diamonds, sapphires, emeralds and rubies remained popular but semi-precious stones were also used to great effect such as black onyx, crystal, green jade, peach coral and turquoise. Pearls and enamel were contrasted with coloured stones. New gemstone cuts were also developed during the Art Deco period such as triangle, trapeze, baguettes, calibre, oblong or emerald cuts, and these are often seen in Art Deco rings. Transitional cut diamonds were also developed and used to great effect during the 1920s and 1930s - an improvement on Old European cuts, but not quite up to the standard of the modern round brilliant cuts we see in rings today.