What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?

Flapper Finery


In my dreams, I wear this thing everywhere. EVERYWHERE.

For as long as I can remember, I have been obsessed with Art Deco-era jewelry. It’s been going on so long, I may have actually been born this way. Perhaps I’m a reincarnated flapper. Who knows? All I do know is that nothing speaks to me like the lines of a fine piece of nineteen twenties bling. So since I was recently reminded how many unbelievable Deco jewels I have saved on Pinterest (and I need to justify how much time I spend drooling over them), I thought I’d share with you some of my all-time favorite examples of high-end Art Deco jewelry.

The fine jewelry designers of the twenties relied heavily on a lot of the same materials, which included diamonds (always), emerald (often), onyx (regularly), along with sapphire, ruby, coral, and a slew of other semi-precious stones.

I had a terrible time restraining myself from including all my pictures. The only way I was able to cut this off at all was that you can see the rest – and there are many, many more – on my Pinterest board. It’s a sickness…

Nobody knows to whom the photos belong, because internet.


Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

17 thoughts on “Flapper Finery

  1. Beautiful! I love all things Art Deco.

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  2. I LOVE that Chartreuse ring!

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  3. Gorgeous examples of a wonderful era of design. Thanks. N.

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  4. Well you know I’m going to love these because I love Art Deco shapes and I love bling. I think my favourite are those long rectangular pieces but I’ll take any of them really.

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  5. My heart!!! These are SO gorgeous!

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  6. Gorgeous!

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  7. I love this obsession of yours, what a wonderful illness to “suffer” from! 🙂 I have always loved both Art Noveau and Art Deco, with the same feeling as you: was I born like this? Thanks for a wonderful collection, this was perfect to let go of a work day and just indulge!

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  8. I was not following Donna when this came out so happy somebody posted a comment and here I am. What a wonderful time it was with great dancing and great music. There are not as many but the males also have jewel tie pins. Also, they had small ones on the collar tips. I was five in 1945 and this was still around back then. Yes, I can remember being at a dance where this was on full display. Yes, I started to learn how to dance at that age. Hal

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