Mid Century Era Modernist Unakite Stone & Silvertone Brooch/Pendant
Unique Mid Century Era (c.1950-c.1970) vintage hand-crafted brooch. This Modernist/Brutalist style brooch also can be used as a pendant, and features a polished large pink and green oval Unakite center stone with a geometric artistic silver-tone setting.
Measurements: Unakite stone is 1.5. The brooch/pendant measures 2'' tallest x 1/12 wide.
Weight: 25 grams
Condition: Excellent vintage condition
This brooch/pendant is unsigned.
History: The Mid Century Era (c.1950-c.1970) began with the years following World War 2. After the war, many people were eager to welcome luxurious jewelry and a more feminine style after the militant look of the 40's during wartime. It was considered a time of prosperity and classic jewelry styles that emphasized glamour were popular. Common early Mid Century Era jewelry materials used were freshwater and faux pearls, diamonds, semi precious gemstones, plastic beaded ornaments, and rhinestones. Early Mid-Century Era jewelry exuded classic elegance, and the Modernist movement within the era introduced innovative abstract designs such as cluster motifs, the starburst, and anemone.
The modernist movement during the Mid Century Era emphasized supporting independent studio artists. The designs of the modernist movement included Avant-Garde hand-crafted abstract forms using basic materials such as semi-precious gemstones, and metals like sterling silver. Mid-Century Era jewelry motifs that were common were floral, whimsical portrayals of animals and people, and artistic picturesque designs. Jewelry such as bracelets were more flexible, and necklaces were shorter in length. Mid-Century Era jewelry emphasized bold, modern looks, & the return to prosperity after World War 2.