Learn About Vintage Art Deco Carved Gemstone Jewelry

Learn About Vintage Art Deco Carved Gemstone Jewelry

Using jade, onyx, coral, and a variety of other precious and semi-precious gems, carved gemstone vintage Art Deco jewelry is iconic and truly fabulous.

Carved gemstones are central to some of the most exquisite pieces of original Art Deco jewelry. If you are searching for exactly the right piece of antique or vintage jewelry, you won’t go wrong with one of these beautiful and rare items.

  • Gemstone carving is an ancient tradition and a highly skilled craft.
  • During the Art Deco period, spanning from 1920-1939, carved gemstones became very popular.
  • They were produced with a variety of motifs and took influence from many sources.
  • Carved gemstones are also known as ‘engraved gemstones.’
  • They can either be cameo, with the design projecting out, or intaglios, with the design projecting inwards.

Here are some beautiful examples of Art Deco carved gemstone jewelry below.

A PAIR OF ART DECO CORAL, DIAMOND AND ENAMEL EAR PENDANTS

A PAIR OF ART DECO CORAL, DIAMOND AND ENAMEL EAR PENDANTS
Christie’s Sale 5968

An Art Deco jadeite jade and diamond brooch/pendant

An Art Deco jadeite jade and diamond brooch/pendant
Christie’s Sale 6968

A pair of Art Deco jade and diamond earrings

A pair of Art Deco jade and diamond earrings
Christie’s Sale 4920

~AN ART DECO DIAMOND, CORAL, JADE AND RUBY BROOCH

AN ART DECO DIAMOND, CORAL, JADE AND RUBY BROOCH
Christie’s 2306

**AN ART DECO EMERALD, DIAMOND AND MOTHER-OF-PEARL BROOCH

AN ART DECO EMERALD, DIAMOND AND MOTHER-OF-PEARL BROOCH
Christie’s

Brooch

New York, c. 1920-1930
Brooch, platinum, lapis lazuli, diamonds and black onyx
V&A Museum

Carved ruby, emerald and diamond pin, Cartier, Paris, circa 1930
Sotheby’s Important Jewels

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