Art Deco Jewelry and Jazz Age Modernism

Casting aside the flowing naturalistic forms of Art Nouveau in favor of linear geometries, Art Deco style was the visual embodiment of modernist principles. The Art Deco movement (1925–1940) flourished during a time of economic prosperity, exuberant creativity and societal excess that helped to usher in the emerging independence of women. From fashion and interiors to art and architecture, the opulent style had a broad-based appeal and lasting influence.