An iconic and defining style both then and now, the Art Deco period saw a newly found freedom of expression applied to not only jewellery, fashion and architecture, but the attitude of the people. Jewellery started boasting tassels, large step cut gems, linearity, geometry and stylisation. Necklaces and sautoirs were worn down the back, sometimes with added pendants, to accentuate the feminine form that was otherwise concealed under shapeless clothes. Wrist watches became the symbol of a new fast paced and dynamic life and were worn in the evening. Metal was seen beaten, reeded and burnished to add extra depth. Art Deco jewellery also saw many Egyptian hieroglyphs, collars, cuffs and scarabs as the style was revived after Carter discovered King Tutankhamun’s tomb. Influences from the Orient were also prevalent.