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!
We have our own engagement ring and wedding band design in mind and Fleur made it even better with her inputs. Thank you for all your help and professionalism. Would highly recommend!
19:38 04 Jan 21
Alex from Larsen Jewellery was absolutely outstanding!! He helped me create the perfect engagement ring for my partner. His knowledge and professionalism towards the craft is beyond incredible. Alex went above and beyond guiding me through the process even during the numerous Victorian lockdowns. I was very pleased with the service and quality of the ring Alex created. I will definitely be telling my fiends about Larsen and thank you once again for the amazing experience.
22:51 29 Dec 20
It's not often one gets to experience exceptional product and service these days, and when it does occurs one does really appreciates it. Larsen Jeweller's are the exception and the professional service and care shown to me when designing my wife's 20th anniversary ring was simply outstanding.Rod was the Jeweller that saw to my design and most valuable input to the design, and I could not be happier with the result, and more so my wife.She absolutely loved the ring and was absolutely thrilled with the design and craftsmanship. Highly recommend for anyone looking to either create your own design or buy from their extensive range which they have to purchase in store or online.Thank you RodArlan & Vanessa Van Rooyen
09:08 27 Dec 20
Staff are super friendly and help out in every way possible. They mirror your excitement and also provide a nice champagne bottle upon collection of your ring. Fleur was a pleasure to deal with. Highly recommend these guys.
09:20 21 Dec 20
We had a fantastic experience having my partners engagement ring made at Larsen. Fleur made the process so easy and enjoyable for us, you can tell she is really passionate about what she does. We appreciated the regular, detailed updates whilst the ring was being made also.After picking up the ring and having it for a few days, we realised it was just a tiny bit too big for my partner. We took it back in to have it resized, and had it back within 2 days as the jewellers prioritised getting the ring back to us so that my partner could enjoy it throughout the Christmas and New Year period. Outstanding service and I am not surprised to see a perfect 5 star rating. Well done guys and thank you!