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Art Deco style was prompted by the Paris Exhibition of 1925 and thrived during the 1920s and 1930s. The main influences on Art Deco design were Cubism and Ancient Egypt, following the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb in 1922.
Art Deco left an indelible mark on London as designers, architects, artists and engineers succumbed to the new style. Art Deco buildings dotted around London today are distinguished by their opulence and clean geometry. With developments in manufacture designers had new freedom to celebrate the mechanised world.  The sumptuous contours, contrasting lines and unconventional materials of Florin Court in Farringdon are synonymous with Art Deco Architecture.  The interior of Eltham Place, the ruined childhood home of Henry VIII, bought and rebuilt by Stephen and Virginia Courthauld in 1933 captures an opulent escapist era.
Art Deco caught on and soon shaped the skylines of cities around the world. Affordable materials benefitted from sophisticated production techniques and designers delighted in the unexpected. Sharp lines contrasted with undulating curves and garish colours clashed to create a bold new aesthetic.
Art Deco liberated the imagination and celebrated the dreams and desires of an International audience. It was sophisticated, cool and cosmopolitan.
Designers made references to the visual innovations of the Cubists, the lustrous colours and glamour of Diaghalev and  the Ballets Russes, historic European styles and the dawn of the machine age. Further afield the shape and materials used in the arts of Africa and East Asia provided inspiration. Archaelogical digs unearthed Egyptian treasure which fascinated Art Deco Designers who incorporated geometric lines and clashing colours into their work. Art Deco was a celebration of the exotic.

Jewellers began cutting multicoloured stones into triangles, pentagons and oblongs to make geometric patterns after the Cubist movement and the rise of abstraction.

Society beauties wore long strings of pearls over low cut dresses and stacked panelled diamond set platinum bracelets up their arms.

Bold contrasts between white diamonds and coloured stones are characteristic of the era. The Art Deco palette is both vibrant and distinctive.

Burgeoning travel had an impact on Art Deco jewellery which included carved Asian jade, coral and rubies as well as sapphires and emeralds imported from India.

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  • Art Deco Emerald & Diamond Pendant on Chain

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  • Art Deco Silver, Marcasite & Haematite Ring

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  • Art Deco 18ct White Gold, Ceylon Sapphire & Diamond Five Stone Ring

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  • Art Deco Silver & Paste Lizard Brooch

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  • Art Deco Silver & Paste Lizard Brooch

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  • Art Deco Silver & Paste Bow Brooch

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  • Art Deco 18ct Gold & Black Opal Ring

    £2,250
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  • Art Deco Silver & Marcasite Rectangular Ring

    £125
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  • Silver, Red & Black Enamel Butterfly Brooch

    £175
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  • Art Deco Silver & Blue Paste Bracelet

    £375
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  • Art Deco Silver & Amber Ring

    £375
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  • Art Deco Silver, Marcasite & Citrine Bracelet By Theodor Fahrner

    £675
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  • Art Deco Wide Silver Bracelet

    £675
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  • Art Deco Silver & Marcasite Bracelet

    £495
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  • Art Deco Silver, Marcasite & Blue Paste Ring

    £175
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  • Art Deco Silver & Blue Paste Pendant On Chain

    £375
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  • Art Deco Silver, Marcasite & Coral Pendant On Chain

    £375
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  • Art Deco Silver, Marcasite & Yellow Paste Ring

    £195
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  • Austrian Art Deco 14ct White Gold Sapphire & Diamond Earrings

    £2,500
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  • Art Deco Silver, Marcasite & Coral Oval Ring

    £375
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  • Art Deco Silver & Blue Paste Drop Earrings

    £250
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  • Art Deco 18ct Gold & Platinum Target Ring Set With Sapphires & Diamonds

    £2,500
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  • Art Deco 18ct Gold & Platinum, Sapphire & Diamond Ring

    £2,250
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  • 18ct Gold & Platinum, Sapphire & Diamond Five Stone Ring

    £975
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  • Art Deco Pink Sapphire & Diamond Ring

    £2,950
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  • Platinum, Ruby & Diamond Three Stone Ring

    £975
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  • Art Deco Solitaire Ring With Diamond Shoulders

    £2,950
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  • Silver & Marcasite Rose Brooch

    £175
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  • Art Deco Pair of Carved Jadeite Clips

    £1,275
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  • Austrian Art Deco Two Colour Gold Round Locket Set With Sapphire & Diamonds

    £2,500
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  • Art Deco Platinum, Sapphire & Diamond Cluster Earrings

    £1,275
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  • Art Deco Silver, Amazonite & Marcasite Necklace

    £975
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  • Art Deco Jadeite & Rose Diamond Clip

    £975
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  • Edwardian 9ct Gold & Chalcedony Long Chain

    £675
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  • Theodor Fahrner Silver Gilt & Marcasite Flower Brooch

    £495
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  • Art Deco 18ct Gold & Platinum, Sapphire & Diamond Ring

    £1,500
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  • Art Deco 18ct Gold & Platinum, Diamond Rectangular Ring With Diamond Shoulders

    £2,500
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  • Art Deco Emerald & Diamond Marquise Ring

    £2,250
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  • Silver & Marcasite Racehorse & Jockey Brooch

    £175
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  • Art Deco 15ct Gold Egyptian Revival Labradorite Scarab Earrings

    £1,275
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  • Silver & Enamel Earrings by J. Tostrup

    £250
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  • Silver & Enamel Necklace By J. Tostrup

    £675
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  • 18ct Gold & Platinum Three Stone Diamond Ring

    £1,275
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  • Platinum Three Stone Diamond Ring

    £1,875
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  • Art Deco 18ct White Gold & Platinum Solitaire Diamond Ring

    £1,275
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  • Art Deco Platinum & Solitaire Diamond Ring With Diamond Set Shoulders

    £1,875
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  • 18ct Gold, Sapphire & Diamond Cluster Ring

    £2,500
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  • Art Deco 9ct Gold Dress Set In Original Case

    £975
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  • Large Silver Egyptian Revival Necklace

    £675
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  • Silver & Marcasite Miniature Brooch With Bow Top

    £95
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  • Art Deco Silver, Onyx & Marcasite Diamond Pattern Bracelet

    £495
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  • Art Deco Harlequin Opal & Diamond Ring

    £2,250
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  • 18ct Gold, Diamond & Fire Opal Ring

    £1,875
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  • Art Deco Silver & Marcasite Leaf Brooch

    £85
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  • Silver, Enamel & Marcasite Pheasant Brooch

    £125
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  • Art Deco Silver & Marcasite Figure of Eight Design Bracelet

    £495
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  • Russian Silver & Red Stone Egg

    £125
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  • Pink Glass Egg Charm

    £35
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  • Pale Blue Spun Glass Egg Charm

    £50
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  • Pale Blue Spun Glass Egg Charm

    £50
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Art Nouveau and Art Deco Jewellery: An Identification and Value Guide

by Lillian Baker and Dave Hammell
Collector Books, 1981

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Art Deco Jewelry: Modernist Masterworks and their Makers

by Evelyne Possémé & Laurence Mouillefarine
Thames and Hudson Ltd, 2009

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Art Deco Jewellery and Accessories: A New Style for a New World

by Cornelie Holzach
Arnoldsche; Bilingual edition, 2008

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Art Deco Jewelry

by Sylvie Raulet
Thames & Hudson, 2002

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Cartier: Le Style et l’Histoire

by Alexandra Bosc, Thierry Coudert, Laure Dalon & Violette Petit
Reunion Des Musées Nationaux, 2013

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Cartier

by Hans Nadelhoffer
Thames and Hudson Ltd, 2007

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Cartier, Joaillier des Rois: L’Album de l’Exposition

by Laure Dalon
Reunion Des Musees Nationaux, 2013

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Set in Style: The Jewelry of Van Cleef & Arpels

by Sarah D. Coffin & Suzy Menkes
Thames & Hudson, 2011

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