The history of engagement rings starts back in antiquity. The ancient Egyptians believed circles were symbols of eternity and so wedded couples exchanged rings made out of braided reeds.
Centuries later, Archduke Maximilian of Austria proposed to Mary of Burgundy with a diamond engagement ring in 1477, which was the first recorded mention of an engagement ring that had a diamond. Prior to that engagement rings had a wide variety of stones; rubies, sapphires & emeralds.
Art Deco Engagement Rings were an important part of this history and so we thought it would be a good idea to dedicate this article to that era.
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Art Deco is a movement in the visual arts and architecture which lasted from the early 1920's until the late 1930's.
This era takes its name from a world fair held in Paris in 1925 called Exposition Internationale des Art Decoratifs et Industriels Modernes (the International Exposition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts).
Art Deco-inspired engagement rings are prized by modern brides-to-be today as well because of their striking beauty and elegant timeless appeal.
Here is some key information about how jewelry designers approached engagement rings in that era.
Art Nouveau preceded the Art Deco period and it was characterized by curved lines, feminine design and flower designs.
After the World War I, women enjoyed a period of liberation, which meant they were able to get more creative with their hair and clothes. A fresh-looking jewelry design was exactly what was missing.
The Art Deco engagement rings from this era are best characterized as bold, geometric and with a large stone in the center, bordered by multiple smaller diamonds or gemstones.
Let's take a closer look at the main characteristics of these engagement rings and what influenced their designs.
The rings from the Art Deco era are some of the most recognizable and sought after nearly 100 years after they were created.
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