Art Deco derives from ‘Arts Décoratifs’ a design style named after the International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts, that was held in Paris in 1925.
Deco is characterised by modern shapes, geometric patterns and vivid colours. The movement represents glamour, extravagance and exciting new cultural, economic and technological changes that were happening in society after WW I. It was a rebellion from the mood and hardships experienced and a celebration of the era’s new cultural dynamism.
The style remained popular through the 20s and 30s, although the Great Depression toned down the exuberance of the movement; architecture, art, and fashion still continued to be characterised by the modern style, until the beginning of WW II, when a more functional and utilitarian style came in.
At Butler and Wilson, we love the glamour and luxury the Art Deco design style brings to jewellery! We have selected a few of our favourite pieces to show you, but we have a stunning collection of gorgeous Art Deco-inspired jewellery online and in store.
Epitomising the party lifestyle of the roaring 20s, this sparkling Champagne cocktail glass brooch features Swarovski crystals, producing the look of glistening bubbles, and simple baguette crystals adding layers to the glass stem. This brooch is perfect for an added hint of glamour and fun to any party outfit.
With square, bold lines, and prism-shaped stones this stunning necklace has all the key characteristics of the Art Deco style. With the modern lines of the crystal catching the light with your movement, the sparkle of the necklace adds an air of twenties optimism when it’s worn.
The necklace not only comes in clear crystal but also pewter, opal, aqua, blue, red and multi-coloured.
These Deco-inspired earrings are the perfect accessory for a chic and glamourous occasion. Made up of crystals in geometric shapes, the earrings sway softly with the movement of your neck. The square lines catch glints of light, producing added sparkle and romance.
Width:2.00 cmLength:5.50 cm
This simple yet elegant rectangle shape belt featuring Swarovski crystals fastens with a lobster clasp and is extendable (Extension chain: 15cm) providing you with adaptability.
The Art Deco period was all about added glamour, and this beautifully crafted belt is the perfect addition to an elegant look, that would add a touch of sparkle to your outfit.
These sensational wing earrings feature a multitude of coloured teardrop crystals, adding a bold and luxurious dimension to the design. The Art Deco era was all about celebrating the modern day with extravagance and opulence, and these earrings do just that. Paired with a black outfit and red lips, these colourful earrings will really pop.
If you are looking for a more toned down Art Deco look, these are also available in clear crystals.
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The smooth lines of this brooch, exemplify the energy of the Art Deco style. Depicting a lady in a glistening red and crystal outfit walking her dog in the utmost luxury.
The Brooch comes in clear crystal with a black dog or black crystal with a gold dog. Perfect for dog lovers, that want to add a little fun to their Art Deco style.
Wings are a key feature in Art Deco design, perhaps highlighting the rise of aviation during the period and all the glamour that went along with it.
These stunning wing earrings feature Swarovski crystals and fasten with a post and spring clip, they are available in five other colours including multi-colours to add extra glamour to apparel.
The pearls hang delicately from the bottom of the wing, adding a touch of decadence to the design, and swaying slightly with the movement of your neck.