Overlapping the Glam era towards the end was a push back from the mainstream jeweler who's customers could not afford such lavish pieces. So instead, they focused on design. Symmetrical designs by newer designers that seem edgy and streamlined was the focus of mid century modern design. These designs took root in classics from the retro era but had a new modern approach often utilizing different finishes on the pieces. Simplistic yet complex sometimes symmetric yet always with a modern, almost futuristic appeal. The push to be different defines the mid center modern era jewelry. As the streamlined angular look became more mainstream many smaller newer designers wants to add their own twist to this period. Many designers such as Arthur King, Pierre Sterle, and George Jensen helped define the era.
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