A History of Engagement Rings, Vol. 7: The 1920’s
We were packing up for our weekend show last night and couldn’t bring you the history of engagement rings from the 1920’s. But don’t worry – we weren’t going to make you wait too long for the era that has a firm grasp on our heart.
The 20’s ushered in the beginning of the Art Deco period (it spanned a few decades) and with the era came rings in mostly white gold and platinum, constructed of bold geometric shapes and lines with accent stones like sapphires and onyx for contrast.
It’s rumored that in true movie exec style, he called his starlet into his office and presented her with a tray full of diamond rings and let her pick the one she liked best. She chose well, picking a hunk of a marquis – geometry at its finest.