Decadent Jazz Age Jewels

May 12, 2013

The release of The Great Gatsby has been highly anticipated by many since last year and it finally hit the theaters this past Friday! I haven't seen it yet, but I'm anxious to take in the glamour and grandeur of it all. I've heard that the sets, costumes, and jewelry are such an authentic replication of the period that the actors and audience alike felt truly immersed in the fabled era known as the Jazz Age.


Tiffany & Co. supplied the jewelry for the film, and to celebrate the glitz that was the Roaring 20s, they have released a collection of jewelry aptly named Jazz Age Glamour. The collection includes this Pearl Tassel Necklace with diamonds and pearls, and these Tiffany Legacy Collection earrings with diamonds totaling 1.7 carats.

View the full collection at Tiffany & Co. here.

Photos © Tiffany & Co.

Carey Mulligan wears Tiffany & Co.'s hand ornaments and exquisite headpiece during a big party scene in the film.

Photo © Warner Bros.


Menswear designer, Brooks Brothers, has also created a collection inspired by the costumes in the film. See their Great Gatsby Collection here.

Photo © Warner Bros.

Bring the glamour of the era home by making your own version--the Spring issue of Jewelry Stringing, on newsstands now, features 7 spectacular necklace and bracelet designs with a modern twist on favorite flapper fashions such as lariats, tassels, and pearls.

I'd love to hear what you think of the Roaring 20's fashion, and if you've made any of the jewelry!

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Kelsy_C wrote
on May 14, 2013 1:36 PM

I just posted a tutorial on my blog for how to make the pearl tassel necklace. It turned out so pretty!


BevM@17 wrote
on May 18, 2013 9:35 AM

I'll look forward to the movie!  In the meantime I found loads of inspiration on the Tiffany website.  1920's style jewellery has been all the rage here since an Australian series on crime figures in the 20's aired here last year.  My response was to design a very long necklace with glass pearls and seed beads which can be worn knotted or unknotted, along with a matching bracelet and earrings, because jewellery in those days always came in sets.

on May 18, 2013 10:33 AM

Kelsey, your tutorial sounds intriguing but I can't access your blog.

on May 18, 2013 10:38 AM

Ignore my last comment, which hasn't appeared yet. There was a typo in Kelsey's blog address. It should be

Kelsey, thank you for the tutorial. You've given me lots of ideas. I usually use seed beads but for the Jazz Age you must have pearls. :-)

Kelsy_C wrote
on May 18, 2013 9:58 PM

Oh darn! Yes there was a typo in my blog address! FAIL! Thanks for catching that @shedevil50337.  

The correct URL is