Retro jewelry also called cocktail jewelry generally covers the period from the late 1930s to the 1940s. It was a period of jewelry history which was greatly influenced by world war II. Leading to large, bold and colorful statement pieces becoming popular.
The war also affected the supply of platinum, leading to an increased use of gold.
As a result, rose and green gold can be commonly seen in retro jewelry along with yellow gold.
Techniques were also developed such as the manufacturing of snake chain to make gold look chunky while using as little gold as possible. Widely popular semi-precious gems were applied in bold floral and geometric patterns often without any diamonds. Center Diamond Weight:
14K Rose GoldMetal Weight: