1960's

Pop art was paramount in the 1960's.

Most enamel flower brooches are from this decade. The term "flower power' was coined by Allen Ginsberg in the late 1960s as a call for a peaceful anti-Vietnam demonstration and passive rather than violent resistance. Hippies adopted the flower as a decorative motif and it entered mainstream fashion jewelry.

Victorian Revival style came back for a short time that took the form of plastics and resin as cameos, such as the collectible Gerry's and Juliana (A.K.A. D&E) cameos, as well as engraved and antiquated metalwork buckles and bangles.

Op Art and their geometric designs were briefly popular near the end of the 60's.

Huge Pendants became fashionable and continued to be so into the 1970's. Shapes included articulated animals such as owls, ethnic motifs and the ubiquitous Maltese cross.

Ethnic Trends - Interpretations of East India, Egyptian and Asian looks worked their way into jewelry design, often with combinations of one or more ethnic elements. These styles which carried on into the 1970's, often used bold colorful jewels such as the creations of KJL, Accessocraft, Trifari and Goldette.

Plastic was very popular in this decade!

When you see "scroll hearts" in metalwork designs, it's typically from the 60's.

Japanned jewelry is popular in the early 60s.

Long crystal and pearl necklaces are popular. Long tassel necklaces have a period of popularity as well.

Screw back earrings are the non-pierce option of choice during this time but pierced ears gain in popularity.

Unless otherwise stated, the content of this page is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 License