This 1950s wreath brooch by Elsa Schiaparelli has glass stones in sapphire, blue moonstone and blue aurora borealis. This piece is a fabulous combination of shapes, sizes and finishes. The sapphire art glass stones have striations and dark shading, which give them depth. The setting is silver-tone with a roll-over safety clasp. Schiaparelli used the most amazing stones!
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.
This classic chicklet necklace features square-cut faceted pink-tourmaline-glass stones set in sterling silver frames with a spring-ring clasp. This necklace is an excellent example of an Art Deco classic in a hard-to-find color.
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.