Of the many different styles that have emerged over the centuries, Art Deco is perhaps the most popular, with its very bold and distinctive lines. This extrovert style first emerged in Pre-World War I France, and announced itself to the world at the prestigious International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts, which was held in Paris in 1925. The style embraced the desire to be modern, and to move away from the purist trends that were around at the turn of the 20th century.Art Deco found its way into everything; architecture, manufactured goods, art, furniture and, of course, jewellery.
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Strong Geometric Lines
At the time, artists and designers wanted to move away from the flowing curves of the Art Nouveau period, and the result was the bold, straight lines that were enriched with rich colours and textures. If you are looking to add a few items to your jewellery collection, Kalmar Antiques has a collection of Art Deco jewellery at reasonable prices. Once you have found the ideal item, a secure online payment will see the jewellery packaged and despatched to your home address.
The End of Hard Times
The end of WWI saw the European women who had sacrificed luxuries in aid of the war effort call for some colour and elegance in their lives. With French clothing designers Poiret and Chanel presenting stylish designs that fitted the bill perfectly, the French and British aristocracy embraced Art Deco, which also saw an explosion of Art Deco jewellery.
The New Woman of Freedom
The explosion of Art Deco coincided with a liberation of the female in western societies, which may have been recognition for the important behind-the-scenes work they did during those four long years of war. Women were now seen playing sports, smoking cigarettes and enjoying a level of equality that was a long time coming. Such was the bold colours and lines,the Art Deco style still remains as popular today as it ever was.
Antique & Vintage Art Deco Jewellery
There are online Australian antique dealers that specialise in Art Deco jewellery, and they can easily be found with a Google search. Most women have at least a few Art Deco jewellery pieces in their collection. By searching online, you can view a wide range of rings, earrings, necklaces and bracelets that are made to this exciting and colourful style that is Art Deco.
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The Foundation for Future Trends
The Art Deco period was definitely responsible for many of other fine styles that followed over the next 75 years, and while it might have signalled the beginning of a new industrial age, it also inspired creativity among designers and artists around the world. Art Deco is believed to have influenced cultures all over the world, especially the Japanese and Chinese markets, where they blended Art Deco principles with their own unique styles.
If you would like to browse some fine Art Deco jewellery, search online for a respected antique dealer and he would have a great collection at affordable prices.