Art Deco Opal rings bring back the memories of the glamorous
roaring 1920s. Opals were very popular in England in this era, starting in 1849
when an opal ring purchased in 1810 was introduced to the royal family. The
Royal court loved opals and they were perfect gemstone in the fashion world.
Queen Victoria gave opals to her 5 daughters .
History Of Art Deco
Art Deco started in England around 1890 and progressed to
France and United States in the roaring 20s. Now you can own an art déco designed
opal ring or for engagement ring or everyday wear. Opals are unique and each
gold ring has certain style and statement and does complement our modern style
fashion sense. Art déco was the official term given to this style jewelry at
the 1925 International exhibition in Paris.
Rings With Diamonds
These designs use diamonds with full coverage on the outside
of the opals. Art deco jewelry uses systematic lines or complimentary round
shape designs, geometric lines and angels, known as Cubism. These designs were
all considered extravagant at the time and now once again considered so stylish
As France had financial problems after WW1, Parisians were
keen to exploit demand for this new jewelry and then the fashion industry to
architects also followed to making art déco so popular and helping rebuild the
Today art deco rings are popular as estate jewelry at
auction house as they command good prices and there is always a market for this
type jewelry. Especially sapphire rings and lot opals were set into necklaces or
collars or opal brooches and made in gold.
The workmanship was excellent and attention to detail was
paramount in these deigns to be perfect. Designs made today incorporate all the
features of art déco, so you will find beautiful cabochon opal with large
diamonds set all around the stone, like Princess Dianna ring. Or you find
diamonds set in straight lines with angel at ends around the opal in one or two