Has your partner tried to tell you that she has her heart set on an “Art Deco” style engagement ring? Possibly you are feeling a bit lost as to where you should start!
The term ‘Art Deco’ is used to describe a particular style of jewellery that came to life during the 1920’s. A monumental period in the history of art and design, the era of Art Deco has and still does influence many artists, architects and designers.
So, what is an Art Deco engagement ring you may wonder? Understanding a little about the period of Art Deco design will help you in your hunt for the perfect art deco ring for your partner.
Now, we don’t want to overwhelm you with a history lesson, but here is a short summary: It was in France in the 1920’s through to the 1930’s that the Art Deco period begun, following on from the Art Nouveau period of design. When we think of France we think of style, class and extravagance. This embodies the era and captures the culture that influenced the design at this time. Jewellery was overstated & bold with elegant geometry and gorgeous, defining sweeping curvaceous lines; strong use of colour was also an important part element.
Original antique Art Deco rings are very rare to come by and with any antique jewellery purchase you should always be aware of the potential fragile nature of the piece and the up-keep involved for the life of the ring. The next and perhaps the best option would be to draw from this wealth of inspiration that Art Deco offers and create your own inspired design.
Art Deco engagement rings are usually pattern based. Designs will include exquisite geometric patterns, often made up of strong linear lines with princess cut and emerald cut diamonds and commonly surrounded or paired with smaller baguette diamonds. Or the softer curved lines were used for a softer and vibrant floral effect. Strong lines can also be mixed with curved patterns. Diamonds might be your preference, but also consider including coloured gemstones as a centre stone or smaller side stones. Sapphires, emeralds and rubies are all stones that can be found in Art Deco engagement rings.
Just remember guys, there are NO rules! Whatever you decide, your jeweller will help you come up with your own stunning Art Deco piece to win the heart of your loved one!
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06:48 05 Jun 20
21:53 03 Jun 20
Larsen Jewellery were absolutely fantastic throughout the process of making my partner’s engagement ring. There aren’t a whole lot of men’s engagement rings available anywhere online so I was relieved when I came across Larsen Jewellery’s site. Ethical sourcing and practices are important to me, so when I saw Larsen Jewellery uses Fairtrade gold, is carbon neutral and donates a portion of their profits, I didn’t need a whole lot of convincing. At my first appointment with Jacinta at Larsen, I felt immediately at ease as she guided me through some ideas and explained certain designs. I wasn’t at all pressured to commit to anything on the day or at any time. I made an appointment for the next day having slept on my options. There wasn’t an example in the store of a similar ring with the design I wanted, so Jacinta got creative with the style of ring, blue tac and the diamond. Communication from Jacinta was excellent throughout the process as she updated me with timeframes, including an update where the ring didn’t pass it’s first QA check and needed to be adjusted slightly which extended the expected date of completion by a couple of days. Jacinta is so wonderful to deal with and I’m excited to return to get my ring designed and made!
22:04 24 May 20
I have nothing but positive things to say about Larsen Jewellery. Sarina was extremely helpful in choosing an engagement ring, she gave me the time to decide on what was just right for my partner and gave us the perfect custom ring. I had been to other jewellers while looking around but returned to Larsen because of the friendly and helpful service, the time and effort that they were happy to provide, and a feeling that they knew exactly what I was looking for. My fiance could not be happier with her ring and we will always reccomend Larsen to friends and family. Thanks for everything!
14:10 23 May 20
The best service I have ever experienced. The jewellery is outstandingly beautiful but it's the whole experience, I am recommending Larsen Jewellery to everyone I know.