RETRO TIME PERIOD VINTAGE RETRO EARRINGS

by on May 25, 2018

All time periods have very distinctive styling. The Retro era (1935-1949) was no different. Jewelry was crafted mainly in 14 karat rose, green or yellow gold because Platinum was used to fund the war effort.  

The glamorous lifestyle of the Hollywood elite influenced the unique Retro Jewelry style of the fashion and jewelry industry. Bold and oversized gemstone cocktail rings, flamboyant earrings and necklaces as well as mesh or large charm bracelets were very popular! The stones of choice were aquamarines, topaz, citrine, sapphires of all colors and often synthetic rubies. Frequently, accenting diamonds were used. It was the age of exaggerated size and style. Jewelry houses, such as Cartier and Van Cleef and Arpels, were well known for the fabulous one-of-a-kind creations.  Many of these hard to find Retro designs have been melted down during the last decades. These seldom found and rare pieces are especially sought after today.

Here is a pair of bold, stylized shell-shape Retro earrings, created in 14 karat rose gold. Additionally, .12ct. T.W. of natural red rubies and .05ct. T.W. of single cut accenting diamonds with VS2-SI1 clarity and H color decorate the top of the earrings. Luscious Retro earrings with exquisite detail!

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