Free UK Delivery for orders over £50

1920 Diamond Styles

Posted by Deco London on

Asscher cut diamond ring in a platinum

Art Deco design was reflected in the jewellery of the 1920s and 1930s. New materials, such as platinum and bright coloured gems, such as emeralds and sapphires, became popular and were used to great effect when accompanied by beautifully cut diamonds.  Jewellery designers used new techniques to cut gemstones in ways that oozed opulence, extravagance and modernity.  

Old European Cut Diamond
Art Deco Old European cut diamond engagement ring 

The old European cut dates from the 1870s through the 1930s. The old European cut diamond is round, when viewed from above, has 58 facets and is the predecessor to the modern brilliant-cut diamond. The differences between an old European cut and a brilliant cut stone are subtle, but distinct. Both have a beautiful sparkle, but an old European cut draws the eye inward, while gleam of the brilliant cut tends to have outward movement


Art Deco Three Stone Transitional Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

Cut from approximately 1918 through the 1920s and perfected by Henry Morse and his partner Charles Field, the transitional-cut diamond is a round and consistently proportioned, faceted cut.


Marquise Early Modern Brilliant Cut Diamond Ring circa 1930

The brilliant cut was invented in 1919 by Marcel Tolkowsky applying mathematical proportions to the cutting of stones, to create maximum brilliance and dispersion of light. 


Illusion set Diamond Ring

The illusion setting is a square setting for a round European cut, transitional cut, or early-modern brilliant-cut diamond, highly popular in the 1920s through to the 1950s. The Illusion setting gives the round stone a square look.


Art Deco French Cut Diamond

The French cut diamond is a square diamond cut very popular in the Art Deco era. It looks like a square from above with the facets creating the look of a four-pointed star


Art Deco Asscher Cut Diamond Ring

Developed in 1902 and popular during the Art Deco era for its geometric form and square step-cut shape, with wide corners, the vintage Asscher cut is one of the most rare and beautiful diamond cuts. Only the most expert cutters made Asscher cuts, and only the finest stones were used. When cutting the diamond much of the stone is lost, which is one of the reasons the Asscher cut is so rare and those that exist are so valuable.
1920s 1920s fashion 1930s art deco Asscher cut Brilliant Cut deco london diamond French Cut Ilusion Set jazz age luxury Marquise Old European Transitional Cut vintage style

← Older Post Newer Post →

Deco Diaries

RSS
Tags
1910s 1920s 1920s fashion 1920s toys 1930s 1930s lidos 43 club aaron douglas actress Ada Coleman Adelaide Hall Adele Astaire Adeline Kent African American Afrocentric Agatha Christie Alabama Albert Staehle Alice Walker Allied Amédée Ozenfant american art deco American Bar Anatomy of a Murder Andre Edouard Marty Andree Spinelly Annette Kellerman anthropologist Arabia Aram art art deco art deco architecture artists ashtray ashtray with cigarette holder Asscher cut Atlas Sculpture avant-garde ballroom Bamboo Inn bandleader Bar Americain Barbara Hepworth Barnard College bass museum Bathtub Gin bauhaus Bauhaus Design School Bauhaus movement Belle Epoque Ben Nicholson Bentley Wood Sussex beverly nichol Bibendum Chair Bill Tilden Billie Holliday Bizarre black identity black southern folklore Blossom Umbrella boutique Brandt Table Clock bright young things Brilliant Cut british summer Broadway brocade brooklands Brutalist Style Butlins Cab Calloway cabaret cadillac cafe cafe de paris Cafe Society California school of Art capes card Caveau-Dancing Cavendish cecil beaton celebrity Centenary chad valley Charles Gesmar Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris Chatsworth christmas Christopher Tunnard Chrysler Building Cine-Bal cinema Cité radieuse clare hollingworth Clarice Cliff Cocktails coco chanel cole porter collar Comoedia Illustre Connie's Inn costume costumes Cotton Club Coty couturier crash crepe Cubist Cubist Movement cuff cultural revolution dance halls dancer David Suchet De Stjil dean street Death on the Nile deco london Design Detroit Detroit Institute of Arts diamond Diego Rivera dismal desmond Dom-Ino house Donnell Garden dora marr Dragon Chair Dresden Academy of Fine Art dry vermouth Duke Ellington Dust Tracks on the Road E-1027 modernist villa Eatonville edward Edward Burra Egypt Ella Fitzgerald Elmer Simms Campbell empire line entertainment ernest Erte evening dress Everyday Strange Exclusive Club exercise Factories Fantasio fashion designer Florida Folies Bergere folklorist Fort Pierce Florida Foyer bar Franz Boas Fred and Adele Fred and Ginger Fred Astaire French Cut Frequency hopping Frieda Kahlo functionalism furniture furs Gabriel Guevrekian garden design gardens Gargoyle club geometric Geometric Sunburst gerrard street Gilda Gray Gin Ginger Rogers gossip GPS Bluetooth great depression Guernica Gunta Stolzl harem pants Harlem Harlem Renaissance Harpers Bazaar Harry CRaddock Harvard Graduate School of Design he Museum of Modern Art Heal's Hedy Lamarr Hellen Wills Moody Henry Moore Hercule Poirot history Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick Hollywood Hollywood Club homewares Honolulu hornby trains Howard Carter Howard Hughes Hutch Ilusion Set interior inventor irving fisher Irving Mills Isokon (Lawn Road) Flats J Greenup Jack and Molly Pritchard Jane Marnac Jardin de la villa Noailles Jazz jazz age Jazz scene Jean Arp Jean Patou Jeanne Bourgeois jersey jitterbug John Paston John Rhodes Cobb Jonah's Gourd Vine Joy Jungle Alley Kathleen Kitty McKane Godfrey keep fit Kentucky Club kidney shaped swimming pool L'aubette La Baionette La Vie Parisienne laboratory land speed record Langston Hughes Le Corbusier Le Rire Lee Lawrie Lee LawrieWisom Lenin Lennox Lounge Leslie Hutchinson Leslie Ragan LNER london Louis Armstrong louise Brooks Ludwig Mies van de Rohe luxury L’Arciduc L’Espirit Nouveau Pavillion Maison Gerda Maison La Roche Man of the Mountain Man Ray Marcel Brauer Margery Brews Marianne Brandt Marion Forde Marquis Sommi Marquise matisse Maurice Chevalier metalwork Mexican Mexican Revolution MGM miami Mien Rhys Millicent Garett Fawcett Mistinguett Mitty et Tillo Modernist Architecture modernist artist MOMA Monstre sur la plage Moses motor racing Mr Straw Mules and Men Munition Factories Mural Movement murals Music Halls musicians My Portrait napier-railton National Trust Neue Sachlichkeit New Objectivity New York New York Art Fair New York City Newport Jazz Festival Night Club Map of Harlem Norma Shearer norman rockwell Nottingham observer office ware Old European orchestra Oscars Otto Preminger outerwear Pablo Picasso palace Pan American Unity Paris parlophone parties Paul Newman paul poiret perfume photography piano Piet Mondrian Pirogue Day Bed plymouth hotel Post-impressionist posters Prohibition Propaganda public housing raglan sleeve ragtime railton special RCA Building ready-to-wear refugees Rene Lacoste rhapsody Rockefeller Centre Rockerfeller Centre Romain de Tirtoff Rue de Lota apartment Ruppel Salon de Thé santa claus Savoy Cocktail book Scandals scientist seaside secure wi-fi Septimus Scott She Representes slavery Small's Paradise snakes and ladders social history socialites soho Sonoma California Sophia Duleep Singh Sophie Taeuber-Arp soundtrack south beach speakeasies sport sporting fashion sportswear SS Sudan Steam Ship stock exchange strasbourg Strasbourgmulti-media strong women Sudan summer Sunday Vase Sunrise surrealism swimsuit symbolism Symphony in black Tabac Blond Tamara de lempicka Tate Modern Teapot technology telegraph tennis The Coterie The Crocodile The Frankli The Hanky Panky The Isokon building The Isokon Gallery The Savoy Hotel The White Lady The years lie in wait for you Their eyes were watching God Theo Van Doesburg Thomas Church Thomas Cook thomas nash Tom Purvis Torpedos Transitional Cut travel treadmill turban Two Women Unite d’Habitation urban design US military V&A valentine valentine's day Vaudeville velvet Vers une architecture Villa Savoye vintage style Virginia Voyages Du Monde wall street Wallace Thurman Walter Gropius war correspondent War Effort Washington DC Wassily and Cesca chairs Wassily Chair Weimer Republic Weißensee Academy of Art Wells Coates Wilhelm Wagenfeld William J Johnson William Morris Wimbledon women designer Women Land Army Women Land Corps women's suffrage woo wool coats wraps writers WWI WWII Zora Neale Hurston