Style of Earrings Through the Decades – Art In The News

The times have changed over decades and up to modern day.

The jewelry was long and thin during the 1920s. It was made of delicate material. Art Deco influenced the shape of this piece of jewelry. Earrings were made of materials like platinum and diamonds.

Colorful gemstones gained popularity during the 1930s. The popularity of astrological themes like moons and stars was growing, which meant that jewelry created from less-expensive materials like plastic was popular.

In the 1940s , matching your earrings and broches was very popular. The most popular themes included bows, flowers, animals and lace. Screw backs as well as compact clips were common mechanisms for earrings.

In the 1950s and 1960s, pairing your jewelry with earrings was the fashion of the day. Through the 1960s, enamel paints were employed on metal earrings. The floral designs were particularly popular in the context of hippie culture. Hoop earrings began to emerge as a fashion trend, also.

When actresses were wearing turquoise during the 1970s, they became very well-known. As the 1980s progressed, brighter hues were introduced, and hoops became popular in the 90s. Long, chandelier-like necklaces became popular in the 2000s.

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