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What were the 70s jewelry trends?


What do you think, most of the jewlery style of today’s era, has been taken from the early times(70s jewelry) ? If you think so, then you are absolutely right. These famous pieces of 1970s jewelry were innovative in style and evolutionary: they evolved into collections, were reinterpreted, and never went out of style. 

All of them are still in trend today, and they are just as sought as they were when they were first developed. There is a rebirth of both the vintage and modern iterations thanks to the millennial generation, who are witnessing these designs for the first time. These pieces are as collectable today as they were when they were originally launched, thanks to their history, celebrity factor back then and now, and wearing flexibility.

Gold chain belts and necklaces, antique tassel necklaces, and lengthy bead necklaces were all popular in the 1970s. Gold was also necessary on the disco dance floor. In Mod-ish forms like chunky circles and weird ovals, bone and ivory were carved into bracelets, earrings, and necklaces. Colored plastic was also a huge thing.

Ethnic, classical, romantic, folk, hippy, sports, military, safari, disco, unisex, and even punk are popular among popular styles throughout this decade. There is a lot of room for carousing in general. 

Many designers and fashion experts, on the other hand, do not take this age of style seriously. Because it was said to have offered nothing new. Simply said, it has haphazardly combined all of the elements that have been effective in previous decades.

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  1. The Trend of Gold jewelry

Gold soared from a low of US$35 per ounce in 1971 to a high of US$180 in late 1974 during the 1970s. Following that, gold had a significant drop, plunging nearly 40% to US$110 in August 1976. Gold, has since made a spectacular rally from its low point. It had returned to its prior height by June 1978.

Then, in January 1980, gold went practically parabolic, with a furious rally to US$850.

If today’s tendency replicates that of the 1970s, gold will peak in the next three or four years at roughly US$6,800.

Gold will need to enter the “mania phase” if it is to soar like it did in the late 1970s. In a feedback loop of surging prices, “new era” thinking, and greed, gold investors lose touch with economic reality and chase prices ever higher. Consider the 17th-century tulip mania, internet stocks in 2000, and Chinese equities last year.

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2. Trend of Bracelets

Bracelets of the 1970s came in many forms and sizes, but they were all huge and wide. Large statement cuffs and thick bangles, consisting of gold plated metals and silver, were very popular.

Another popular fashion accessory, especially among the younger generation, was woven friendship bracelets.

It’s unclear when someone first realised that tying a vine around the wrist formed a lovely ornament, but bracelets have been worn for millennia. Bracelet styles that are still used today were created by the best artists from different countries. The following is a fundamental definition to begin this history lesson: The word “bracelet” comes from the Latin word “brachium,” which simply means “arrangement.

By the 1920s, the extravagant decorations of the late 19th century had given way to the Art Deco period’s clean lines. In the 1930s, designers introduced Bakelite and plastics to jewelry, making plastic bangles a teen girl’s wardrobe staple.

In the 1950s, women and girls liked charm bracelets made of gold-plated brass or sterling silver, but by the 1970s, and up until the turn of the century, women desired more diversity in their wardrobes. Wide cuffs, slim bangles, beaded strands, and small chains adorned their wrists. Men began to wear bracelets again, with gold or sterling silver link chains being the most popular.

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3. Rings in 1970

In the 1970s, engagement rings were massive, gold-set, and meant to make a statement. The diamond rings of the time were flowery and bright, with a lot of personalities, just like the fashion of the time. Brides of the 1970s were all about glamour, flower power, and joy, as opposed to the elegant couture of the 1960s.

A stunning vintage engagement ring from the 1970s with subtle allusions to the decade of manufacture. In an era when yellow gold was firmly back in fashion, the tapering, rough shoulders, which are faceted to produce a starburst shape, were a typical eye-catching statement, while the graphic, stacked white gold cluster setting was a typical eye-catching statement.

4. Bold Color Combination 

You’ve probably heard the term “colorblocking”, it’s a graphic way of combining colours in clothing, either within the same piece or by blocking, say, a blue top with red pants or skirts. Its origins can be traced back to the modern- and pop-art movements of the 1950s and 1960s, and it resurfaced in the 1980s as a strong look to counteract the decade’s big shoulder pads and hair.

Consider the analogous colours. Group gems and colour diamonds in these colours and shades to create a more harmonious but still eye-catching effect. To make things easier, look for gems with different shades of the same colour — for example, ruby can range from deep red to a light, pretty pink. Look for the colours you want first, and don’t be concerned if the stones aren’t all the same.

5. Geometry Jewelry 

As this trend is known among fashion watchers, Geometric jewelry is composed of basic design elements such as triangles, squares, and ovals. However, necklaces, pendants, and earrings become more than the sum of their parts, transforming them into eye-catching statement pieces.

This pattern can be found across centuries and cultures, indicating that these patterns are universally appealing.

During the Art Deco era (the 1920s – 1930s), geometric jewelry was extremely popular. With skyscrapers sprouting up in cities and planes transporting passengers across the country, a new style of jewelry was required for a new era. The spirit of this progressive era was captured by bold geometric patterns set with diamonds and coloured stones in contrasting primary colours.

Geometric design experienced a revival in the 1960s and 1970s and is currently enjoying a renaissance.

Wrapping Up

Statement jewelry was popular in the 1970s, and it was often glitzy and over-the-top. Stick to one or two well-chosen pieces if you want to incorporate pieces like these into your look. Don’t put everything on at once. For example, large dramatic earrings, a statement necklace, a cocktail ring, and a massive cuff do not complement each other. Instead, choose one statement piece and make it the focal point of your outfit.

This way, you don’t overpower your appearance while also giving the jewelry the attention it deserves, just the perfect 70s look.

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