The 1940s was full of character in more ways than one. The jewellery of the time reflected this and you could see several styles come out such as beads, button earrings, brooches, floral themes, fruits, bib necklaces and much more.
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If you have a certain curiosity and passion for the 40s era and love your accessories, this is the perfect article to read. Whether you are looking at it from an antique point of view or for your own collection, knowing the common themes and styles will give you great insight into this era and their jewellery trends.
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The Popular Jewellery Styles of the 1940s
From patriotic themes to bangles, the common designs of jewellery in the 40s are resurfacing today and becoming ever more cherished. To gain a brief insight into the history, you would have seen many charm bracelets, flower themes and unique brooches, especially in 1948. There was a great depression post war that brought the world of fashion back to the U.S. This meant that the fashion industry was now craving bright colours and accessories that rejuvenated the mood. Interestingly, individuals created such statement pieces; click here to have a look at some of them.
Here are some common styles you would have seen during this decade:
• Large statement necklaces – You will see less silver-plated jewellery as metal was in low supply during the war. Moreover, many of the necklaces would repurpose military tools and you would see sterling silver often be used.
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As you can see, there was plenty of resourcefulness in this era due to the post war times and this was largely reflected in the jewellery designs. Now there is a craving for these designs in the current day and age due to their boldness, fun, brightness and beauty.