In the 1920's Coco Chanel almost single-handedly invented Costume Jewelry. Replacing real gemstones with colored glass, and using gold-toned metal and faux pearls, Chanel changed the rules about jewelry and how to wear it.
An Art Deco pearl necklace, by Cartier, 1920s. An elegant example of the superb style and craftsmanship of Cariter, composed of five rows of graduated natural pearls with a magnificent diamond, pearl, and platinum clasp. The platinum clasp is a beautiful example of the Art Deco era. #Cartier #ArtDeco #necklace
Art Deco Aquamarine and Diamond Pendant Earrings, circa 1920s Two long aquamarine briolettes totaling approximately 55 carats are suspended on a line of round and rose cut diamonds mounted in platinum.