The Roaring 10’s line of jewelry pays homage to art deco and its artists who, partly to inspire hope in a time of struggle, created and emphasized beautiful design. Listening at my jewelry bench to newscasts this past year comparing today’s economic meltdown to Black Tuesday and the Great Depression, I heard, night after night, echoes of that past in the forecasts of our new economic future. My response, The Roaring 10’s Collection, recalls art deco’s enduring motif of intense design. Looking forward to the coming decade’s new, if unrealized, promises, we can still celebrate this legacy of past beauty.
Art deco design began during the 1920’s and remained popular into the 40’s. Artists responded to both the new industrial might of 1920’s America and the crushing hardships of the Great Depression by mixing strong geometric lines with shapes of graceful symmetry. Bringing this beauty into the country’s architecture, fashion, and jewelry helped give people a sense of hope and the opportunity to enjoy their surroundings even as they struggled.
The striking architecture of New York’s many art deco landmarks inspired the name of each design in the collection. As I walk through the streets of my home, personal favorites in this mix of intricate architectural masterpieces inspire and bring me a quiet joy. Elements of their magnificent design echo in the detailed, geometric pieces of the Roaring 10’s Collection.
The Roaring 10’s Lookbook
The Chrysler Earrings in Black Onyx and Green Onyx
The Paramount Necklace
The Dakota Earrings with Green Onyx & The Metropolitan Daggers
The Rockefeller Necklace
The Empire Earrings in Blood Carnelian & Black Onyx
The Carlyle Earrings & The Hudson Earrings with Black Onyx
The Barclay Necklace & The Helmsley Necklace
The Astoria Necklace with Black Onyx & The Gramercy Necklace with Rubilite Garnet
The Savoy Necklace with Black Onyx, The Dakota Earrings with Black Onyx, & The Osbourne Earrings