Sapphire – Art Deco

Art Deco is my favorite style of jewelry with its flair of design and the use of unusual combinations of gemstones.  Art Deco is a style of architecture and design which first appeared in France just before World War I, reaching its high point in the 1925 Paris Exposition of Decorative Arts, and extending into the 1940s.  Today, authentic period jewelry, art objects and reproductions remain esteemed by those who wear and collect it.  In the following gallery I’ve included jewelry and art objects which greatly appeal to me.


Figure 1.  Art Deco brooch with sapphire cabochon set in an onyx frame with rubies set in gold.  The material on which the gems are mounted is not identified [Ref 1].
Figure 2.  Art Deco sapphire and diamond inlayed silver cigarette case [Ref 2].
Figure 3.  Art Deco diamond and sapphire ring [Ref 3].
Figure 4.  Cuff links with ruby cabochon and sapphire set in white gold with black onyx trimmed stud [Ref 4].
Figure 5.  Art Deco diamond, sapphire, and platinum watch [Ref 5].
Figure 6.  Art Deco tiara with diamonds and sapphires set in white gold [Ref 6].
Figure 7.  Art Deco diamond and sapphire bracelet, circa 1920 [Ref 7].
Figure 8.  Art Deco brooch in Egyptian style set with sapphires, emeralds, and diamonds [Ref 8].
Figure 9.  Diamond brooch set with sapphire accents [Ref 9].
Figure 10.  Art Deco watch with cameos, set with sapphires and diamonds [Ref 10].


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