An Art Deco ring is a ring that is either from or imitates the Art Deco style of the 1920s and 30s. The most noticeable characteristics of an Art Deco ring will be that it is sleek, symmetrical, and often features rectangular-shaped center stones, most commonly an emerald-cut stone. Other components seen in vintage Art Deco rings are filigree work and tight caliber cut stones.
The Art deco period ran from 1920 to approximately 1935.
The most common stones seen were the onyx, red coral, sapphire, emerald, and diamond.
An Art Deco ring often features colored gems such as sapphire, ruby, or emerald, with some additional diamonds. They also characteristically feature geometric patterns and abstract designs using gems in contrasting colors. Other tell-tale features include circular or square halos, large rectangular center stones, or uniquely shaped side stones – which create a more vintage jewelry look.
Due to their growing popularity in today’s world, they may be considered timeless as they have transcended their original era, and elements of their designs are being incorporated and modified into modern ring styles. As couples look for more unique rings, and opt for halo settings and the use of colored gems and geometric patterns to create one-of-a-kind rings, it is clear that Art Deco rings are still influential.