ART DECO was a minimal clean cut modern look 1919 to 1930 consisting of geometric
shapes and well defined lines.
Craftsmen used images of speed such as the automobile, aeroplane, gazelle and
There was a strong Egyptian influence after the discovery of Tutenkhamuns tomb
in 1922, with the use of the scarab beetle, turquoise, coral and coloured crystal.
In the 1930s due to economic hardship, a more conservative attitude was back
The 30's characteristics were a streamlined soft look, curved feminine fashions
of flowers sprays and bouquet jewellery.
Long earrings came back into fashion with the arrival of the Eton crop,
a boyish hairstyle
Necklaces were extended by the addition of a tassel or pendant.
Baguette cut diamonds became fashionable and black and white jewellery featuring
onyx and diamonds were in demand.
The double clip was also used a lot in the form of a brooch which could be taken
apart and used as two identical dress clips.