Trademark of the 1940s

Influences on design Rise of the cocktail party More women earning and buying for themselves A new appreciation of machines and mechanical elements Streamlined fashions-padded shoulders, wide lapels, straight skirts Materials A new emphasis on polished gold, the result of restrictions on platinum Fewer precious stones, more semiprecious, synthetics, and paste Palladium-used occasionally in place of platinum but harder to work, tarnished easily, and fell out of favor after the war Styles Double clip brooches Flexible bracelets, cuffs with buckle clasps, bracelet watches Cocktail rings Short, tight necklaces Motifs Stars, fans, knot
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