The 1940s Onwards
During the war years, Art Deco jewellery developed further into heavier designs which complemented the fashions of the time. As platinum had been requisitioned for the war effort, gold again became the principal mental for jewellery design. Coloured stones in floral sprays were commonly seen in brooches earrings and bracelets. Flexible “gas-pipe” necklaces (last seen in the mid-Victorian age) were popular again and there was an emphasis on movement within the pieces.