10 Ways Jewellery Changed during the 19th and 20th Centuries


9. Geometric and Abstract Styles

The Art Deco period in jewellery took many design queues from modern art. Art Deco jewels were often designed in abstract or purely geometrical shapes. For this reason, jewellery of the 1920s and 1930s remains easily identifiable. Designers took pleasure in creating jewels as works of art, and the design often took precedence over the featured gems themselves.