In 1925, when L'Exposition Internationale des Arts Decoratifs et Industriels Modernes opened in Paris, art deco was born. Deco - which lasted until the second world war in 1939 - saw grand revolutions in building and architecture, in fine arts, advertising, posters, crafts, and industrial design. Fast, bold, oversized and unique - the Museum of Jewelry's reproduction deco jewelry characterize the best of the era.
The present resurgence of deco designs is only one of many such happenings - both the 60's and the 80's saw similar revivals. Art deco might be said to come in popularity and never go - as an era its stylistic tendencies are continually and forever reborn.