So what is Art Deco anyways? It's one of those categories of art that is impossibly hard to describe, but once you know, you know. Originally, Art Deco was started in the 20s, during the famous the Flapper Era. Imagine a time where alcohol is prohibited and the style of dance was the "jig"? Sometimes all that's left during hard times is the art. What other creative outlet does one have? In this section of our famous Art Deco cufflinks, you'll find vintage, jazz-era designs that represent the chic sense of the 20s and 30s. The Art Deco period represents an eclectic style that combines traditional craft motifs with Machine Age imagery and materials. The style of the period and its subsequent jewelry is often characterized by rich colors, bold geometric shapes, and lavish ornamentation. "Historian Bevis Hillier defined Art Deco as ‘an assertively modern style that ran to symmetry rather than asymmetry, and to the rectilinear rather than the curvilinear. “All this concentration on detail and design can be found within the pages of our Art Deco section.