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Retro (1940s)

By the 1940s many magazines were in colour and the bright, bold and fun styles of women’s jewellery jumped from their pages - a much needed morale booster in the austere decade around WWII.

The heavier styles in women’s fashion required jewellery to match. Expensive materials and skilled labour were in short supply and costume jewellery became popular.

Plastic, glass, wood, enamel and synthetic stones were typical 1940s materials used to create the colourful, eye-catching designs of the era. Patriotic symbols and lockets were popular due to the war, and a Victorian revival saw styles such as watch pendants come back into favour.

Charm bracelets, cocktail rings and bold, stackable bangles were fashionable while animals, bows and flowers remained popular motifs.

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Large 18ct White Gold, Ruby & Diamond Oval Cluster Ring

Large 18ct White Gold, Ruby & Diamond Oval Cluster Ring

£ 6750
15ct Gold, Diamond & Pearl Bangle

15ct Gold, Diamond & Pearl Bangle

£ 2250
14ct Gold Signet Ring with Carnelian Masonic Intaglio

14ct Gold Signet Ring with Carnelian Masonic Intaglio

£ 675
Retro 18ct Rose Gold Emerald Cluster Ring

Retro 18ct Rose Gold Emerald Cluster Ring

£ 2500
Retro 18ct Gold Multi Stone Cufflinks

Retro 18ct Gold Multi Stone Cufflinks

£ 1875
Swedish 18ct Gold Emerald & Diamond Cluster Ring

Swedish 18ct Gold Emerald & Diamond Cluster Ring

£ 6750
Norwegian Silver & Enamel Butterfly Brooch by Olaf Fritjof Hjortdahl

Norwegian Silver & Enamel Butterfly Brooch by Olaf Fritjof Hjortdahl

£ 475
9ct Gold Signet Ring with Intaglio of a Spaniel

9ct Gold Signet Ring with Intaglio of a Spaniel

£ 675
Silver Gilt & White Enamel Necklace by Albert T Scharning

Silver Gilt & White Enamel Necklace by Albert T Scharning

£ 675
Norwegian Silver Gilt & Black Enamel Bracelet by Bernard Meldahl

Norwegian Silver Gilt & Black Enamel Bracelet by Bernard Meldahl

£ 375
David Andersen Silver & Blue Enamel Necklace

David Andersen Silver & Blue Enamel Necklace

£ 695
Silver, Red & Black Enamel Collar Attributed to David Anderson

Silver, Red & Black Enamel Collar Attributed to David Anderson

£ 675
14ct Gold Ring With Leaves & Flower Motif

14ct Gold Ring With Leaves & Flower Motif

£ 675
Silver & Paste Bow Brooch

Silver & Paste Bow Brooch

£ 250
Silver & Blue Enamel Clip On Earrings

Silver & Blue Enamel Clip On Earrings

£ 175
18ct Gold, Opal, Diamond & Pearl Pendant

18ct Gold, Opal, Diamond & Pearl Pendant

£ 3750
Silver, Gold & Citrine Brooch by Bernard Instone

Silver, Gold & Citrine Brooch by Bernard Instone

£ 475
18ct Gold & Bloodstone Intaglio Signet Ring

18ct Gold & Bloodstone Intaglio Signet Ring

£ 675
9ct Gold Cross

9ct Gold Cross

£ 75
18ct Gold & Diamond Spray Earrings

18ct Gold & Diamond Spray Earrings

£ 675
Retro Silver Flower Brooch by Georg Jensen

Retro Silver Flower Brooch by Georg Jensen

£ 675
Gold & Silver Multi Gem Ring by Dore Nossiter

Gold & Silver Multi Gem Ring by Dore Nossiter

£ 1875
Virgo Silver & Red Enamel Charm by David Andersen

Virgo Silver & Red Enamel Charm by David Andersen

£ 95
9ct Gold Cross

9ct Gold Cross

£ 75
9ct Gold Green Hardstone Intaglio Ring of a Roman Centurion

9ct Gold Green Hardstone Intaglio Ring of a Roman Centurion

£ 525
Silver Fairy Tale Bracelet by David Andersen

Silver Fairy Tale Bracelet by David Andersen

£ 675
Wide Silver Curb Bracelet

Wide Silver Curb Bracelet

£ 675
Silver Virgo Charm by David Anderson

Silver Virgo Charm by David Anderson

£ 40
Silver Capricorn Charm by David Anderson

Silver Capricorn Charm by David Anderson

£ 40
Silver Pisces Charm by David Anderson

Silver Pisces Charm by David Anderson

£ 40
“Libra” Silver Gilt & Enamel Pendant by David Andersen

“Libra” Silver Gilt & Enamel Pendant by David Andersen

£ 95
Silver Narrow Ring Set With Marcasite & Pink Paste

Silver Narrow Ring Set With Marcasite & Pink Paste

£ 85
Silver Red & Back Enamel Bracelet by David Andersen

Silver Red & Back Enamel Bracelet by David Andersen

£ 375
Large Platinum, Square Cut Emerald & Diamond Ring

Large Platinum, Square Cut Emerald & Diamond Ring

£ 8250
Silver B Ring

Silver B Ring

£ 120
Silver & Enamel Scandinavian Scenes Bracelet by Ottar Hval

Silver & Enamel Scandinavian Scenes Bracelet by Ottar Hval

£ 675
Norwegian Silver Gilt & Enamel Cufflinks by Aksel Holmsen

Norwegian Silver Gilt & Enamel Cufflinks by Aksel Holmsen

£ 375
Silver, Black & White Enamel Brooch by Aksel Holmsen

Silver, Black & White Enamel Brooch by Aksel Holmsen

£ 250
Silver Amber Fishes Ring

Silver Amber Fishes Ring

£ 375
18ct Gold Amethyst & Diamond Ring With Owl & Flame Motif

18ct Gold Amethyst & Diamond Ring With Owl & Flame Motif

£ 1500
Retro Silver Ballerina Brooch

Retro Silver Ballerina Brooch

£ 295
Silver & Enamel Bracelet By J. Tostrup

Silver & Enamel Bracelet By J. Tostrup

£ 375
Georg Jensen Silver & Moonstone Clip On Earrings

Georg Jensen Silver & Moonstone Clip On Earrings

£ 675
Retro 18ct Gold Citrine & Diamond Cocktail Ring

Retro 18ct Gold Citrine & Diamond Cocktail Ring

£ 1275
18ct Gold & Citrine Long Drop Earrings

18ct Gold & Citrine Long Drop Earrings

£ 1500
Retro Gold & Citrine Ring

Retro Gold & Citrine Ring

£ 675
Silver & Red Enamel Butterfly Brooch by David Andersen

Silver & Red Enamel Butterfly Brooch by David Andersen

£ 375
18ct Gold & Bloodstone Intaglio Signet Ring

18ct Gold & Bloodstone Intaglio Signet Ring

£ 1275
14ct Gold & Carnelian Crested Intaglio Signet Ring

14ct Gold & Carnelian Crested Intaglio Signet Ring

£ 975
18ct Gold Ruby & Diamond Overlap Design Bracelet

18ct Gold Ruby & Diamond Overlap Design Bracelet

£ 2500
Onyx & Gold Watch Pendant

Onyx & Gold Watch Pendant

£ 1875
Moonstone & Silver Flower Spray Brooch

Moonstone & Silver Flower Spray Brooch

£ 425
Silver Modernist Earrings

Silver Modernist Earrings

£ 175
Georg Jensen Silver Screw on Earrings

Georg Jensen Silver Screw on Earrings

£ 300
Silver Collar with Square Sections

Silver Collar with Square Sections

£ 525
Yellow Enamel Norwegian Silver Necklace

Yellow Enamel Norwegian Silver Necklace

£ 450
Mexican Silver Bracelet

Mexican Silver Bracelet

£ 450
Bernard Instone Silver Brooch

Bernard Instone Silver Brooch

£ 750
European Silver Wave Earrings

European Silver Wave Earrings

£ 195