Monday, December 20, 2010

Deco Design

After my mother passed down an Art Deco ring to me that once belonged to my great grandmother, I have been obsessed with the Art Deco movement in jewelry.  (Yes, this is another post about my love of vintage)  According to Wikipedia, Art Deco is a purely decorative artistic and design style which had its origins in Paris in the 1920's and continued in the States through the 30's.  It is influenced by African, Egyptian and Japanese themes, and Art Deco jewelry is famous for its geometric designs, sharp lines, and bright colors.

I have gone on multiple ebay searches for filigree rings and other authentic art deco designs.  I haven't quite been able to shore up enough funds yet to make the plunge and actually buy one yet.  But I have identified some fantastic and affordable knock-offs that share the same design aesthetic...
This ring grabbed my attention when I first saw it (and ultimately purchased it).  It is a near replica of the vintage rings I find on ebay.  I wore it endlessly until I lost it.  Thinking I may have to invest in another one...
While shopping this past weekend I saw this bracelet while strolling through Banana Republic and I fell in love with it.  I was advised by my boyfriend that it is perfect as a gift giving idea, so I'm holding out for the time being on buying it. I couldn't find it online, but I'm sure they will still have it in your local store.  There are some other pieces from Banana Republic's deco inspired collection that I was able to find on their site, though.

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