Retro Jewelry

The International Exhibition of Arts and Techniques in Modern Life – 1937, Paris - signaled an end to the Art Deco Era. Jewelry exhibitors at this exhibition favored flowers, animals, and scrolls which were the antithesis of the prior geometric period. Because the onset of World War II limited the availability of platinum, jewelers compensated by using a lower karat gold alloy with copper resulting in the rose gold we now associate with the era. Choose from the Retro Era pictorial glossary below to explore further.

Historic Overview


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