The Lasting Popularity of Art Deco Engagement Rings

Written by Cynthia Findlay Antiques.

The Roaring Twenties are associated with glamour. When you think about the era, you probably think about flappers at a club dancing the night away to the latest jazz hits. You probably also think about incredible fashions — including gorgeous jewellery. The Art Deco style was the rage in the Roaring Twenties with women trying to outdo each other with the latest Art Deco rings, necklaces, earrings and more.

The Jazz Age might be longer over but the interest in the fashions remains as strong as ever. Estate jewellers such as Toronto, Canada-based Cynthia Findlay Antiques see repeated interest in Art Deco engagement rings, bracelets and other items from the era. In fact, Art Deco rings are some of the most popular Toronto engagement rings!

One big reason that Art Deco jewellery remains so popular today is that it was conceived with an eye toward the future. Many other vintage jewellery styles — such as Edwardian or Victorian era jewellery — were designed to reflect the tastes of people within the era. Art Deco jewellery was specifically conceived to be a look into the “future” of modern jewelry. As such, Art Deco pieces are extremely fashion-forward — even today — and are highly wearable with modern fashions.

Art Deco engagement rings are also very popular because of the high level of craftsmanship they showcase. They were the works from leading jewellers of the era such as Tiffany, Cartier and Lacloche and feature timeless quality. Today’s jewellery shoppers appreciate the attention to detail and stunning looks of Art Deco pieces.


Located in Toronto, Canada, Cynthia Findlay Antiques is a purveyor of fine estate jewellery. Along with selling vintage jewellery, the shop also provides prop rentals for magazine and film shoots.

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