This 1950s gold mesh cuff adorned with square-cut diamanté is one of several of Hattie Carnegie’s designs in gold mesh. A classic and elegant piece, this bracelet coordinates well with this maker’s gold-plated necklaces and with a pair of Elsa Schiaparelli earrings – scroll down to see these pieces. Postscript: A bride bought this necklace and the Schiaparelli earrings to wear on her wedding day!
Braided gold-plated strands with prong-set diamanté form this elegant 1950s necklace by Hattie Carnegie. She produced a number of pieces in gold braid and gold mesh at this time. This necklace has an adjustable hook-and-tail clasp. Wear it whenever you want to be noticed at a weekend outing, at the office, or out for the evening.
This gold mesh 1950s necklace with glass pearls and clear crystal beads is another of Hattie Carnegie's wonderful mesh creations. This one has diamanté accents, lots of great movement, and an adjustable hook-and-tail clasp. Scroll down to see a Hattie Carnegie bracelet that compliments this necklace.
These 1950s clip-back earrings with pavé centers encircled in gold-plated scrolls by Elsa Schiaparelli are just right for a tailored yet elegant look for daytime or evening attire. You can wear them with gold and diamanté pieces created in the 1950s by Hattie Carnegie – scroll down to see a selection. Also a great option for a bridal, mother-of-the-bride or any special occasion. Postscript: a bride bought these earrings and a Hattie Carnegie cuff to compliment her wedding gown.
This Hattie Carnegie necklace of textured gold-plated disks topped with diamanté is as stylish today as it was in the early 1950s, when it was created. This necklace has a braided chain with an adjustable hook-and-tail clasp. You can wear it to the office and out for a special evening. This piece will definitely get you noticed!
These earrings speak Schiaparelli's name, with the combination of navettes in shocking pink (her signature color), orange glass stones and pale-pink lava rocks (her signature stone). Set in gold-tone metal, these earrings are clip-backs.
This elegant French necklace in the style of Louis Rousselet has elongated faux baroque pearls separated by clusters of small, round faux pearls and blue-glass beads. It has an adjustable hook-and-tail closure. I have other pieces by and in the style of this maker -- scroll down to see them.
These faceted kite-shaped glass stones in sapphire blue and smoky grey are another example of the high-quality materials and imaginative combinations of shapes and colors in Schiaparelli jewelry. Here the shape of this 1950s brooch is mirrored in the shape of the stones, with round glass stones with an aurora borealis (AB) finish used as accents. The AB stones add an iridescence that changes with the light. The setting is rhodium-plated metal with a roll-over safety clasp. You can wear this gorgeous piece in a variety of positions -- the photos show it vertically, so it looks like a kite, horizontally and at a right angle. You decide which of these choices you prefer, or you may think of another!
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.