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What years (approx) were big for yellow gold in ERs?

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beaujolais

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What years (approx) were big for yellow gold in ERs?

Just wondering.

I know that antique ERs were white, then it went to yg, then white. Correct?

Thanks.
 

jaz464

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I seems to me that throughout the 1980''s, YG was very popular.
 

kcoursolle

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The 1950''s through the early 1990''s in my opinion. 1920''s were platinum and later 1990''s and now are white metals.
 

Noahsmom

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I thought the 80''s were big for yellow gold. My mom got engaged and married in the late 70''s so maybe the 70''s too?
 

Hudson_Hawk

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I think yellow gold has always and will always be popular. Like white gold, some people just look better in yellow...
 

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There were always some people who had yellow during white periods and white during yellow periods, but:

Pre 1910: yellow (or rose) gold. The diamonds themselves were set in silver, or at the very end of the period, platinum, often with a gold shank or back. White gold had not yet been invented.

19teens: Platinum became popular. White gold was invented around WWI. Filigree styles in white metals were popular.

1920s: White metals and filigree styles continued popular. Geometric, deco styles came in, often with sapphire accents.

1930s: Depression. Jewelry became less elaborate. White metals still popular.

1940s: WWII brought a platinum shortage. Palladium was sometimes--briefly--used as a substitute. Yellow gold began coming back. After WWII, the retro style came in. Rose gold was popular briefly at the end of the decade.

1950-60s: White metals came back, especially for diamonds, but yellow gold remained popular as well.

1970s-1980s: Yellow gold was in. White was out.

Mid-1990s-mid 2000s: Yellow gold was out, white metals were in.

Mid-2000s-now: Rose gold is in. Yellow gold is coming back. White metals are still popular, especially for bridal jewelry.

To sum: Fashions come and go. Wear what you find beautiful.
 

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I got engaged 1979. No one I knew (my age) had white gold. My grandmother had platinum (1926) as did my mother and MIL (1954). My step mother got platinum also (1965).
 

beaujolais

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Wow Glitterati -


How, where, why - do you know all that ! Thanks so very, very, very much.
 
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