Retro Period came shortly after the renowned Art Deco period, and large was then all the rage. Jewelry departed from the decorative accessory, ushering in chunky and over-sized pieces. On the heels of Art Deco, Retro jewelry still incorporated the architectural influence however with a more three-dimensional appearance and rounded edges, like this yellow and rose gold bracelet. This was quite a transformation from the sharp angles and symmetrical styles of the previous era.
Postwar, platinum was a rare material, so jewelers turned to gold and combinations like yellow and rose, as shown above. In addition to the popularity of gold, soft, floral and feminine motifs were commonly used, as well as scroll-like shapes.