High-domed, citrine-art-glass cabochons are accented with faceted citrine-glass stones and mounted among gold-tone leaves in this 1950s bracelet by Elsa Schiaparelli. This five-link bracelet has a fold-over clasp and safety chain. The citrine cabochon art glass with golden flecks is lovely and the spectacular quality collectors expect from this designer. She doesn’t disappoint! Wear this statement piece with simple yellow gold or citrine stud earrings, or yellow gold hoops.
Round and marquis-shaped aurora borealis (AB) diamanté reflect light and play with color in these 1950s pendant earrings by Christian Dior. Small turquoise glass beads form the perimeter in a complimentary shade of blue. The color you see in the diamanté centers is only the light dancing on the stones. These clip-back earrings are set in rhodium-plated base metal.
This elegant French Art Deco necklace is fashioned from glass baroque pearls and onyx-glass beads hand-wired onto gilt metal panels connected with swags of small onyx-glass beads and faux pearls. The beads on the panels look like flowers. This piece closes with a screw-barrel clasp. This necklace would make a lovely accessory for a bridal, wedding, prom or other special occasion outfit.
Here is another creation fashioned from richly-textured leaves, one of Schiaparelli's favorite motifs, this time forming a 1950s bracelet and earrings set. The silver-tone metal bracelet closes with a fold-over clasp and safety chain, and the matching earrings are clip-backs. A tailored, classic and elegant look.
This ruby rhinestone and pearl 1950s bracelet by Hattie Carnegie features rhodium-plated metal with large oval ruby glass cabochons separated by diamanté and faux pearls in raised settings. The bracelet closes with a fold-over clasp. This piece is another elegant and timeless design from one of the best makers of the era. Scroll down to see my Ruby, Diamanté & Pearl Post-war Dangle Earrings, also by Carnegie, for a great coordinating accessory.