The Fashion in Jewelry - "Gatsby" mania

June 06, 2013

The glamour of the Jazz Age is back as moviegoers flock to theatres to see Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby.”

Luhrmann’s over the top depiction of the lavish lifestyle of Jay Gatsby’s privileged circle throughout the Roaring 20’s is a feast for the eyes. From the 1920’s through the 1930’s Art Deco design reigned supreme and was characterized by sleek, streamlined, modern design.

New square cut diamonds developed in Paris (called “French diamonds) began appearing in rings and bracelets. Platinum was the metal of choice, diamonds the stone of choice, accented by colored stones, particularly emeralds. While the Jazz Age may be just a piece of history now, beautiful pieces from that era still exist. There was an art to wearing jewelry then and even today, Art Deco jewelry continues to be considered the pinnacle of jewelry design and craftmanship.

You can find authentic Art Deco jewelry or Art Deco “inspired” pieces now at Henne Jewelers to create your own Jazz Age Style.

Art Deco emerald and diamond pin
Platinum and diamond ring, circa, 1920
Jade and brown diamond pin, circa, 1920
Platinum and diamond ring,circa,1920

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