Art Deco Jewelry: The Little Black Dress of Accessories

Art deco jewelry has come back in vogue lately as evidenced in the movies The Great Gatsby and Midnight in Paris and in the television show Boardwalk Empire. Like jazz, it is a style that never truly goes out of fashion. 

The Art Deco movement originated in the Roaring ‘20s and encompassed a wide variety of styles. There is plenty to choose from: a geometrically-inspired bracelet of diamonds in shining platinum, a stunning colored gemstone cocktail ring surrounded by pearls, an eternally graceful and unique solitaire diamond engagement ring, or a colorful “fruit salad” bracelet featuring a rainbow’s worth of different colored clear or opaque stones. Art deco designers took inspiration from the past, specifically Egyptian, Mesoamerican, and Greco-Roman art and culture. The movement also took inspiration from science fiction movies like Metropolis. It is this large pool of inspiration that will keep art deco always fascinating and always fashionable.

When you look over your jewelry box and see all the “trendy” cheaply-made, mass-produced pieces that so quickly went out of style (hemp bracelets anyone?), you might start to long for a few one-of-a-kind pieces made with the craftsmanship of a bygone era. Our estate jewelry collection has a number of beautiful, vintage art deco pieces that will work well with everything in your closet. You will find yourself reaching for these pieces for decades to come. 

Tick Tock Jewelers has gorgeous pins, rings, bracelets, earrings, and necklaces available. Come on in to take a look. The next time you find yourself reaching for that little black dressyou’ll be able to jazz it up by adding something crafted with the quality and attention to detail that’s harder and harder to find today. Whether you go for something in monochrome, black and white, or vividly colored, you simply can’t go wrong with art deco.

Posted on October 26, 2015 .