POST RETRO PERIOD: (Late 1950’s-1960’s)

Yellow gold, pearls, cluster rings, charm bracelets and big, bold pins were the jewelry of the
times. Trends were toward pieces which could be worn “every day” and not just for special
occasions. Chains, bracelets, “Tiffany” solitaire rings and gent’s rings and accessories were all
being marketed on a larger scale.

**Note that labels designate styles and periods. Many styles over-lap during periods of time and
nothing precisely begins and ends as we might wish in our attempt to classify antique jewelry.
The above designations of Periods/Styles must be considered only a GUIDE to learn about
Vintage Jewelry.

Reference Materials:

Compete Price Guide to Antique Jewelry-First Edition
Richard E. Gilbert and James H. Wolf

Antique Jewelry History Seminar N.A.J.A. Annual Conference
Karen Lorene

Thomas Elliott, G.J.G (GIA)
President
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