How to rock retro jewellery in 2019

The retro jewellery period, or cocktail jewellery, as it was sometimes referred to, was the time around the Second World War. Unlike the art deco style, retro jewellery has soft curves and feminine lines. The unavailability of high carat gold and platinum at the time gave way for other easily accessible materials such as amethyst, citrine, aquamarine, and lower carat gold.

Nowadays, jewellers have managed to preserve the class associated with retro jewellery while replacing the precious gems with other readily available materials such as steel. There are even designs made for those with sensitive ears, with materials such as stainless steel being made into retro hypoallergenic earrings. Today, you can combine retro jewellery with a modern outfit to achieve a unique look. Here are our 3 top tips:

1. Avoid wearing all your retro pieces at the same time

Moderation is the key here. Avoid wearing all your retro jewellery at once as you risk looking like an actor in a costume, and will diminish the stunning retro look you were trying to achieve. If you do decide to wear more than one piece, make sure they all match.

To prevent overdoing it, you would be best wearing a piece of retro jewellery, such as a necklace, with a nice jacket and a white t-shirt.

2. Always check the size

While more modern pieces of retro jewellery should be fine, older items are often too small to wear comfortably today. If you really love a piece of retro jewellery, ask a jeweller if they can add some more length to the clasp.

3. Do not replace earrings with posts

Most of the original retro earrings were heavy and for people with sensitive ears, this will be very uncomfortable. It is better to wear retro earrings made from hypoallergenic materials, like these Gold Heart Drop Hypoallergenic Earrings (

It goes without saying that old is gold. Despite retro being considered by many as an old fashion trend, it will always look good when done correctly. Gorgeous pieces from long ago tell stories of past loves, struggles and triumphs, and enduring value.