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Art Deco Earrings. Discover the beauty and glamour of art deco jewelry.

Art Deco Earrings. Discover the beauty and glamour of art deco jewelry.

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  • 1. ==== ====Looking For Art Deco Style Drop Earrings? Check these out:http://tightropemarketing.com/bluesapphire==== ====You can make a statement with Art Deco jewelry that is unique and bold and reminiscent of a timeperiod defined by glamour, luxury, and extravagance.Originally referred to as style moderne, Art Deco originated in Paris during the 1920s andrepresented the changing attitudes and philosophies of a postwar era. Great prosperity coupledwith a desire to break free from the past and focus on the future gave birth to a style that wasstrong, bold, and decidedly modern for its time. Art Deco influenced all areas of design fromfashion to architecture, film, home décor, and advertising.It blended together elements from several different cultures, drawing attributes from African,Egyptian, Indian, and Oriental civilizations to create a style that was so unique that it still continuesto influence the world of fashion and design today. Exotic themes and flamboyant colors combinedwith simplistic lines and streamlined styles inspired change, promoted individuality, and helpedencourage a more open-minded generation.Art deco pieces,including jewelry, continue to be some of the most sought after and duplicatedworks of art in the world.Worn by the flappers in the 1920s, Art Deco jewelry was an expression of elegance andsophistication, and exemplified the greater importance being put on opulence and luxury.Shorter dresses, bobbed hair, bare arms, and plunging necklines allowed for more elaborateaccessorizing. Simplistic fashions meant more focus on jewelry, and women from every walk of lifeembraced this new stylistic freedom.Dangling earrings could now be seen, sleeveless arms could now be adorned with multiplebangles or bracelets, and bare necks combined with straight, sleek, dropped waist dresses nowmade the perfect backdrop for long strands of beads. Brooches and clips took center stage, andeven ankle jewelry found prominence.The clean modern lines, distinct geometric patterns, and bold colors were in sharp contrast to theprevious soft curves and lighter shades that were popular during the Victorian era. New materialsand white metals such as platinum, rhodium, white gold, and silver replaced the traditional yellowgold, while onyx, jade, turquoise, diamonds, and coral, became the stones of choice. Stronger,sharper shapes like the emerald, baguette, caliber, and shield cuts were preferred, and settingswere simple and streamlined.Although the designs of this era signified the glamor and affluence being popularized by the rise ofHollywood, technological advancements of the postwar era allowed for mass production, making
  • 2. stylistic jewelry available to everyone.This time period knew the advent of costume jewelry as finer pieces were copied using moreaffordable materials such as chromium, plastics, and rhinestones. The overwhelming influence ofthe Art Deco style may be credited to the fact that it was not confined to the wealthy upper class,but actually spoke for an entire generation of people. It represented the times rather than only asingle group, and made a statement that transcended both social and economic barriers.Art Deco jewelry had a distinctively recognizable style that combined extravagance with simplisticlines and sleek designs. It made glamor and elegance universally attainable. It allowed for theexpression of independence and individuality, and opened the doors to modern, forward thinking.It was a symbol of fun, revelry, prosperity, and luxury.Today, authentic pieces are very valuable, but people will pay gladly pay the price, not only for theunique and beautiful style, but also for the opportunity to revisit an era that signified strength,freedom, and hope for the future.Whether you wear an original piece or a re-creation, Art Deco jewelry will combine the past withthe present to create something uniquely modern and allow you to make a strong statementwithout ever saying a word.Lesley P is the creator of Decolish a Web site dedicated to all things Art Deco. Visit her site for tipson what to look for when purchasing Art Deco Jewelry and samples of these fabulous fashionstatements.Article Source:http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Lesley_P==== ====Looking For Art Deco Style Drop Earrings? Check these out:http://tightropemarketing.com/bluesapphire==== ====