French Retro Textured Gold Bracelet by Georges Lenfant for O. J. Perrin
The name ‘retro’ is slightly misleading. Although certain elements of jewellery from this period did imitate or refer back to the recent past, it was also a time of innovation.
Jewellery produced during and immediately after the Second World War(1939-45) is often called Retro or ‘Cocktail’ jewellery. It marked the end of the Art Deco period. Straight lines were exchanged for softer curves. Textured metal designs: scrolls, fans and ribbons, were commonly used to give a three-dimensional quality to pieces.
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