The History of Mid-Century Modern Jewelry
Mid-Century Modern Era (Roughly 1945-1955)
As you might imagine the Mid-Century Modern era took place in the middle of the 20th century, from roughly 1945 to 1955. After years of war, American’s felt their country return to normal. The era was not only a turning point for the country but a turning point for fashion and design as well.
For most people, Mid-Century Modern is synonymous with furniture and home decor. Just as furniture and home decor from the era were influenced by Scandinavian design, jewelry design was as well. Artists like sculptor Alexander Calder made the jump from sculpting to jewelry design. As a result, much of the jewelry from this era feels more like a miniature work of art than something you would wear.