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Art Deco rings are geometric, angular rings that offer a sense of style and class alluding to the Art Deco period of the early 20th century. Originally inspired by art genres such as cubism and futurism, this style of ring is for those looking to step outside of the box, whether they opt for something more demure, or something more glamorous. Art Deco rings are especially popular for their proportional arrangements and decorative bands. Often you will see them with gems of an emerald or Asscher cut with a halo setting around a beautiful center diamond or gemstone or an angular three-stone arrangement that cascades into a pavé band. The stones within the setting would often be closely set together in what is known as a ‘caliber cut’. Typically, when we think of Art Deco rings we envision quite square and angular designs, however, they can come in round compositions as well.
  • What is an Art Deco ring?

    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.

  • What period is Art Deco jewelry?

    The Art deco period ran from 1920 to approximately 1935.

  • What stones were used in Art Deco rings?

    The most common stones seen were the onyx, red coral, sapphire, emerald, and diamond.

  • How can you tell if a ring is Art Deco?

    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.

  • Are Art Deco rings timeless?

    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.

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