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Art Deco Engagement Rings

Art Deco has long been an inspiration for jewellery and Engagement Rings. Antique styling born out of the 1920's - 1930's movement. Inspiration came from as far as Egypt and the Far East. Designers embraced foreign influence with a modern day revival of geometric design. Many of these styling details were recognisable patterns and motifs found on ancient architecture. Many of the latest designs available today, reflect styling from the Art Deco Period of the 1920's.

The Birth of Art Deco Design


Art Deco derives from the Paris Esposition Internationale des Arts Decoratifs et Industriels Modernes of 1925. The style reflects a diverse assortment of eclectic designs. Inspiration came from many sources. Some of these sources of inspiration included the work of Cubist painters.  Ancient Egypt and the Far East played an important role. Discoveries e.g. Tutankhamen’s tomb (1922) had great influence upon the use of Egyptian themes. Motifs and themes from India, China and the Far East and technological advances all played a role. Strong shapes combined with angular and cylindrical themes. Overlapping patterns constructed like parts of a machine. Themes during this age were interwoven with travel, art, and advances in industry.  Within the last few years there has been a surge in demand for Art Deco inspired jewellery. 

For some further reading and visual references, the V&A Museum feature an extensive collection of Art Deco objects

Famous Pieces


For jewellery, precision matched gems, and exceptional stone setting techniques became a key feature. Elegant vertical lines, and bold, distinctive shapes gave rise to iconic, recognisable works. Striking designs included Cartier’s panther jewellery with pavé set Diamonds. Accomplished design, combined with stringent quality control. These are two traits we embrace at Serendipity Diamonds. Art Deco Engagement Rings include an astonishing array of designs.

There are many ways that Art Deco styling features within a Diamond ring. 

First take the design. Art Deco inspired design will work with recognisable features, such as the fan motif. The next important consideration has to be for the chosen materials. Platinum remains faithful to the period and inherits a natural pattina over time. Furthermore, popular Diamond cuts such as Carré cuts and Baguette cuts were popular for Art Deco pieces. Square Carré cuts remain a great alternative to the Princess cut Diamond for use in vintage jewellery.