Vintage Jewelry

Vintage Art Deco Engagement Rings

 

Vintage Art Deco engagement rings are ones of great beauty and anyone presented with one would have a fabulous piece of jewelry for all time.

We would like to present some background information on vintage/ antique art deco era designers.

 

Famous Art Deco Jewelry Designers

 

  • Louis Comfort Tiffany
    Most famous for glass and jewelry designs. Tiffany excelled in designs with silver, jewelry and bronze with glass being his preference. He took over Tiffany & Co. afer the death of his father.
  • Rene Lalique
    A master jeweler and the worlds most famous glass art designer who worked for leading jewelry companiues such as Cartier. His designers were once of the Art Nouveau era but changed his style to the free flowing forms of the Art Deco period. He experimented with metal but glass was his favourite and during the deco period he dominated the jewelry market.
  • Le Corbusier
    Le Corbusier was the man the first used the term Art Deco and was an idol when it came to architecture.
  • Alfred Van Cleef and Samuel Arpels
    Their company Van Cleef & Arpels was founded during the Artdeco era and were known for their stunning designs. Famous for their mystery setting that made the prongs holding the precious stones almost invisible.
  • George Mauboussin
    Founder of French jewelry firm Mauboussin. An incredible jeweller who won Grand Prize for jewelry at the Paris Art Exhibition. Best known for brooches, pendants and bracelets featuring bright enamels, colored gemstones and diamonds.
  • Jean Fouquet
    Worked and designed jewelry in the Art Nouveau period at first and created some famous pieces and second only to Lalique in this era. His designs were of the Art Nouveau and Art deco period and it would be his son that would begin to specialize in Deco.
  • Frederic Boucheron
    It would be Boucheron’s sons that took the company into the artdeco era. The company
    produced exquisite Art Nouveau, Edwardian and Art deco pieces. Boucheron made detachable dress clips popular and flexible chains.

 

Purchasing a genuine antique art deco engagement ring of the period is likely to be quite costly. Another option would be to purchase an artdeco inspired ring. These are also beautiful and carry the same fabulous designs and gemstones used. There is also the option of buying a ring with the great design but without the more expensive gemstones.