The brutalist era of jewelry co-existed along side and in tandem with the mid-century modern movement yet started a bit later. Now that information and styles were spreading faster through TV and Hollywood, it birthed movements of jewelry eras much faster. The brutalist era defined by big looks, somewhat of those from the classic Hollywood glam era, yet redefined by the used of a more "natural approach" to setting using flowed gold and nugget-esque looks from artists like Arthur King. This movement was a push away from classic but to be different from mid-century modern appeal. The era was a pushback to nature. Random set diamonds and gems, on a variety of gold textures surfaces was a look of its own.
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