Art Deco Carved Gemstones
The Art Deco era of jewelry design (1920-1939) had a variety of motifs and took influence from many sources. Carved gemstones, using jade, onyx, coral and a variety of other precious and semi-precious gems, were another popular feature of jewelry during the era. Carving gemstones is an ancient tradition and a highly skilled craft. Carved gemstones are also known as ‘engraved gemstones’ and are either cameo, with the design projecting out, or intaglios, with the design projecting inwards.
Here are some examples of Art Deco carved gemstone jewelry below.
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