Art styles known for their sharp geometric shapes, such as Cubism, Modernism, and Futurism, were the main source of inspiration for these antique engagement rings. Combining that with the cool style of the 1920s that featured bold colors, geometric shapes, and symmetry produced incredible designs for art deco rings.
These vintage engagement rings also derive an evident influence from two design periods that preceded the 1920s—the Edwardian era and Art Nouveau.
Early on, Art Deco engagement rings adopted Art Nouveau's decorative and flowery accents in sleeker designs, like this antique art nouveau engagement ring. As the 1920s progressed, we say the style evolved into increasingly symmetrical detail and bold geometric motifs with sharp angles.
The Edwardian style influenced 1920s jewelry makers and designers to use diamonds and platinum in crafting engagement rings. In comparison with Edwardian engagement rings, a 1920s engagement ring was bolder and made heavy use of geometric designs. The design work of the 1920s engagement ring features more straight lines and geometric shapes, in stark opposition to Edwardian eras' curved lines and nature-inspired motifs.