Beautiful Vintage Pieces now at Jems!
This beautiful vintage range is inspired by the Art Deco era, popularized in the mid 1920s. Characteristics of the Art Deco style are geometric shapes, as circles, squares, triangles, rectangles and other polygons. Patterns feature sharp angles rather than smooth curves, and symmetry was an important factor in many designs, where woman adorned themselves with bold, colorful pieces of Jewellery. Read more about Art Deco. This Art Deco Range has got real natural Gemstones (as Garnets, Blue Topaz etc) and Marcasites, which are quite significant for that era. The pieces are all set in Sterling Silver (925). Marcasite jewelry is jewelry made from pyrite, not, as the name suggests, from marcasite. Pyrite is similar to marcasite, but more stable and less brittle. Marcasite jewellery has been made since the time of the Ancient Greeks. It was particularly popular in the eighteenth century, the Victorian era and with Art Nouveau jewellery designers. It is frequently made by setting small pieces of pyrite into silver.