Key to the story’s staying power is the design of the period it evokes. The 1920’s left a permanent mark on the American psyche and style, and remains a rich resource for designers to mine for inspiration. The new Gatsby relied on Brooks Brothers and Prada for costumes evocative of the period, and Tiffany & Co. created jewelry based on archival pieces (see actress Carey Mulligan modeling the look below).
Which is not to say these designers have cornered the market when it comes to Deco. Pictured above is a classic example of Art Deco excellence, executed by an unknown maker in platinum, sapphire and diamonds. The strong, clean geometric lines create an iconic Jazz Age look. Featuring the quintessential 1920’s diamond cut, an Asscher weighing in at over 5 carats, this ring proves Deco style is just as beautiful today as it the day it was made.
Almost a hundred years later this aesthetic still resonates with design lovers everywhere. How do you make Art Deco style your own in 2013?