Many Retro Era jewelry pieces have a heavy appearance, but are often lightweight due to hollowed construction. Snake chains and gas pipe necklaces had a big look with hollowed links.
Charm bracelets became extremely popular during the Retro Era. Charms were made of nearly everything imaginable, ranging from tourist attractions to puppies, and could be heard jingling on the wrists of women of all classes during the 40s.
Clip brooches remained in style and were worn singly, or in pairs. During the '40s, movement was being incorporated into jewelry. Trembling petals, flexible branches, and articulated wings gave life to already beautiful jewelry.