(1950's - 1960's) The Modern period came to life during the 1950s and was largely influenced by societal changes accredited to World War II. As society recovered from the wartime restrictions on raw materials and general austerity, jewellers turned to budget-friendly stones like aquamarine and citrine in lieu of more expensive diamonds, sapphires, emeralds and rubies. In moving towards a period of renewed hope, prosperity and optimism. Designs are filled with large bold colours and typically included large semi-precious stones in conspicuously bold setting with the general aesthetic still embracing simple Art Deco influences.
The pieces featured are indicative of the style of jewellery from the Modernist era.