The Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union in the 1950s-60s brought nuclear bomb drills to elementary schools and a race to dominate space and be the first to reach the moon. This competitive science had a heavy influence on the fashion and jewelry of those periods.
A mid 1950s Coro cuff available on this website.
This galactic vibe could be seen in everything from space-patterned fabrics to jewelry. And wearing a space-themed piece can make any outfit look out-of-this-world.