Do the engagement ring designs that you’re seeing at the jewelry counters leave you cold? If you’re looking for something out of the ordinary and you love the sleek designs of yesteryear, why not consider an Art Deco engagement ring?
What is Art Deco?
Art Deco is a design style that was born in 1920s Paris and lasted until WWII. The tenets of art deco style were applied to buildings, furniture, art, clothing and jewelry. Art Deco style’s distinguishing characteristics were geometric shapes, crystalline figures and sleek lines. Some famous architectural examples of Art Deco style are the Chrysler Building in New York City and the Fisher Building in Detroit.
Types of Art Deco Engagement Rings
Couples can opt for large elaborately designed Art Deco rings or simpler styles. They can go with a traditional diamond engagement ring, or choose emerald, sapphire or ruby rings. The ring can be crafted from yellow gold, white gold or platinum. They can go with a round solitaire, cushion cut, Asscher cut, marquise – the possibilities go on and on.
Where to Find Art Deco Engagement Rings
You can look for Art Deco era engagement rings at antique stores and antiques malls, or search for them at online antiques sites like LangAntiques.com or Tias.com. You can also look for modern engagement rings that feature classic art deco design. Another option is to approach a jeweler with photos or drawings of the Art Deco design you have in mind, and have her create it for you.