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!
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!
In this 1950s bracelet is another color combination that shouts Schiaparelli's name: here her signature color (shocking pink) is paired with red, black and clear rhinestones set in heavy silver-tone metal. This statement bracelet has a fold-over clasp and safety chain. What a glorious piece!
Schreiner pieces typically feature stunning art glass and imaginative color combinations, and these lavish 1950s earrings are no exception. A large citrine-colored art glass cabochon is surrounded by oval pale amethyst (lavender) and round citrine glass stones, with dangling pale sapphire and lavender crystal beads. The setting is silver-tone metal with clip-backs. What a lovely statement! You can wear these show-stopper earrings with the latest fashion trends as well as your perennial favorites and receive compliments every time. I have to say these are the most extraordinary earrings I've ever seen!
This excellent example of the Art Deco line bracelet, the forerunner of today's tennis bracelet, features square-cut emerald-glass stones channel set in rhodium-plated sterling silver with engraved edges and a diamanté-encrusted fold-over clasp. The excellent articulation speaks to the high-quality construction of the piece. Line bracelets were all the rage in the 1920s-1930s. Known as flexible bracelets in those decades, these bracelets were typically worn in multiples. I have an identical bracelet available as well as coordinating Art Deco pieces by Otis and his contemporaries -- scroll down to see them.
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.