1960 - 1979 - Sixties and Seventies
The 1960-70s was a tumultuous period that gave us the moon landing, the flower power, and The Beatles. It was a time of unprecedented social change, and its effect on fashion and jewelry was unmistakable. The era of old Hollywood, filled with glitz and glamour, were household names like Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, and Cary Grant graced the big screen. Original designs in gold and diamonds were typical of this period, and jewelry pieces often incorporate the intense colors of coral, lapis lazuli, turquoise, or onyx to reflect oriental cultures like India and Persia. Designers of the ’60-’70s opted for more vibrant and unusual color palettes and asymmetrical designs.