The 1920s was a wonderfully decadent era. It was an age of Prohibition and speakeasies, of flappers and jazz, of racketeers and the nouveau riche. It marked the freedom from strict Victorian ideals and the embracing of a more carefree and modern attitude. Think “eat, drink and be merry!”
Flappers— with their short dresses even shorter hair— were the new standard bearers of fashion, shocking society with their footloose and fancy-free attitudes. And they wanted a new style, something that was not like the frilly, traditional jewelry of the Edwardian and Art Nouveau eras. And the jewelry designers of the time delivered.
Departing from the organic curvilinear flourishes that belonged to the earlier movement, Art Nouveau, these designers embraced the vertical line and simple, repetitive geometric patterns. The purpose was to evoke elegance and sophistication.
Our sparkling Ruby Charleston Earrings embrace the classic Art Deco motif with an elegant geometric design and the generous sparkle of decadent rubies. Fancy-cut genuine rubies and stones of the Ultimate Diamond Alternative®, DiamondAura® mingle on milgrain sterling silver settings. Created for the woman who values art and beauty with incomparable style and timeless grace.