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1950s Jewelry

This authentic 1950s jewelry features amazing art glass, decorative beads, imaginative color combinations, and textured metals. Single- and multi-strand necklaces, cluster earrings, pendant earrings, brooches, bracelets, and sets are included. You will find fabulous fakes – imitations of large-scale fine jewelry – as well as graceful and classic tailored pieces. Gold-tone was more popular than silver-tone in this decade, when clothes that emphasized the female figure were in vogue. Another significant characteristic of the 1950s, other than the ubiquitous simple strand of pearls, was the preference for all accessories – jewels, gloves, handbags, shoes, and hats – to be color coordinated. Read more about 1950s jewelry and fashion.

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    Amethyst & Diamanté 1950s Silver Leaf Brooch by Miriam Haskell

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    This unusual and elegant 1950s brooch by Miriam Haskell has pale amethyst glass nuggets set on a bed of layered, etched silver-tone leaves. Diamanté and beads of pale lavender and clear glass also adorn this luscious piece. I love the way the leaves curl around the large stones. This amazing brooch was in my personal collection, and I am now reluctantly offering it to you.
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    Amethyst & Peridot Flower 1950s Brooch by Alice Caviness

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    Shades of amethyst and peridot navettes and round rhinestones are layered like petals in this flower-shaped 1950s Alice Caviness brooch. A lovely art glass stone forms the center of the flower. The setting is gold-tone with a roll-over safety clasp. I think this designer's work is often overlooked.
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    Aquamarine & Diamanté 1950s Necklace by Bogoff

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    With faceted marquis-shaped and round aquamarine rhinestones, this well-made 1950s necklace by Bogoff adds this beautiful color and a touch of class to any outfit. Diamanté accent the center of the piece, and the diamanté -embellished chain speaks the maker's name. The white metal is rhodium-plated, and the clasp is the fold-over type. Aquamarine is a lovely color for every season and occasion.
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    Baroque Pearl French 1950s Earrings

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    Small glass round cream-colored pearls surrounding a large glass baroque pearl in the same tone form these 1950s French earrings with clip-backs. Though these earrings are unsigned, the construction (especially the clip-back mechanism) and materials are consistent with those used by Louis Rousselet. These earrings would make a lovely accessory for daytime, evening or bridal/wedding/prom wear.
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    Black Enamel & Diamanté ‘Rose of Seville’ 1950s Brooch & Earrings Set by Marcel Boucher

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    In this 1950s set, Marcel Boucher has crafted a lovely three-dimensional rose in rhodium-plated metal with black enamel and round diamanté. The center of the flower looks as though it's waiting to open. The stem of the flower is adorned with baquettes. The brooch closes with a roll-over safety clasp. The clip-back earrings are just as well designed. This highly-detailed set deserves its elegant name: Rose of Seville.
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    Blue & Green Bead 4-Strand 1950s Necklace by Hattie Carnegie

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    This blue and green glass bead 1950s necklace is another example of Hattie Carnegie's extraordinary flare with beads. Here most beads are bi-color. The shapes and sizes vary, and the predominant colors are interspersed with white and clear beads and clear crystal spacers. This necklace has substantial weight and an adjustable hook-and-tail clasp.
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    Blue Bead & Pearl Dangling 1950s Earrings by Hobé

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    A cascade of opalescent blue glass beads, glass pearls and gold-tone beads form these charming late-1950s gold-tone clip-back earrings by the second generation of Hobé designers. Lots of movement here! Wear these earrings with jeans or for a night on the town all year round.
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    Blue Bead 1950s Earrings by Hattie Carnegie

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    Clusters of blue glass beads in varying shapes, tones, sizes and finishes add dimension to these classic 1950s clip-back earrings by Hattie Carnegie. Scroll down to see my Blue Glass Bead 2-strand Choker by the same designer.
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    Blue Bead 2-Strand 1950s Choker by Hattie Carnegie

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    The glass beads in this 1950s 2-strand choker by Hattie Carnegie look like blue from a distance, but they are actually pale blue, white and clear all in the same bead! In between the beads are twisted gold-tone spacers. The necklace has an adjustable hook-and-tail clasp. Scroll down to see a pair of Carnegie earrings that coordinates well with this necklace.
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    Braided Gold & Diamanté 1950s Necklace by Hattie Carnegie

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    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.
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  • Brown topaz & citrine brooch in layered gold-tone setting
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    Brown Topaz & Citrine 1950s Brooch/Pendant & Earrings Set by Schreiner

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    This Shreiner brooch, the centerpiece of this 1950s set, features huge multi-faceted, oval brown topaz glass stones with layers of citrine and clear inverted glass stone accents in elaborate gold-tone settings. Even if the pieces weren't signed, the gorgeous glass, inverted stones, ornate settings and donut-hole clip-backs scream SCHREINER! This great color combination is stunning in any season. The dome-shaped brooch, which has a roll-over safety clasp, can also be worn as a pendant. The last photo shows that option on a black rubber cord, although you may prefer a gold chain. A 17-inch, 2mm black rubber cord with a stainless steel twist lock (just like the one in the photo) is included with this purchase.
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    Brown Topaz & Citrine 1950s Dangle Earrings by Hattie Carnegie

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    These classy Hattie Carnegie 1950s earrings each feature a brown topaz rhinestone that dangles from a cluster of brown topaz beads with citrine accents.  The gold-tone setting is richly textured.  These earrings are clip-backs.  
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    Citrine & Gold Spray 1950s Brooch by Elsa Schiaparelli

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    A superbly detailed gold-plated leaf with an overlay of citrine glass stone flowers atop pavé silver-tone stems form this lovely example of 1950s tailored jewelry by Schiaparelli. This brooch has elaborate, layered construction and a roll-over safety clasp. I'm not sure which way it was intended to be worn, so I'm showing both orientations in the photos – take a look and decide which you prefer.
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    Citrine & Silver Flower 1950s Earrings by Miriam Haskell

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    A large faceted citrine crystal bead sits atop textured silver metal leaves separated by deep citrine round rhinestones in these Frank Hess-designed 1950s flower earrings by Miriam Haskell. They have French ear clips. These earrings are vibrant and easy to wear with casual, office, and evening attire.
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    Citrine, Golden Topaz & Mother of Pearl 1950s Brooch & Earrings Set by Alice Caviness

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    This 1950s brooch and earrings set by Alice Caviness features amazing layers of citrine crystals, golden topaz beads, mother-of-pearl disks and textured brass leaves wired onto a decorative frame, which is mounted on another frame with the pin and roll-over safety clasp. The complexity of the design and construction seen here are often present in this maker's work, which I believe is underrated. This set is definitely not for the faint-hearted! I will include the matching bracelet, which has only three of its four strands of beads, but it is definitely wearable. I have a similar pair of earrings by the same maker – scroll down to see them.
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    Citrine, Golden Topaz & Mother of Pearl 1950s Earrings by Alice Caviness

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    These 1950s earrings by Alice Caviness feature layers of citrine and golden topaz glass beads along with aurora borealis rhinestones, mother-of-pearl disks and textured brass leaves.  The elements are wired onto a brass mesh back with ear clips.  This is the type of creation by this maker that leads me to say that she is under-rated.  These earrings are just plain fun!  I have a brooch and earrings set by Caviness that is similar – scroll down to see it.
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    Citrine, Pearl & Gold 1950s Brooch & Earrings Set by Elsa Schiaparelli

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    Each piece in this elegant late-1950s set by Elsa Schiaparelli features a faceted citrine glass stone surrounded by tiny pearls in an elaborate, antiqued gold-plated setting. Notice how the faceting of each citrine ― known as a dentelle ― forms an eight-pointed star design. Schiaparelli frequently used this cut of glass stone in her pieces. This brooch has a roll-over safety clasp; the matching earrings are clip-backs. You can see the utility patent here, below the names Frederick A. Ballou, Jr. & Rogers T. Stafford.
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    Coral, Pearl & Gold 1950s Brooch & Earrings Set by Hattie Carnegie

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    This 1950s coral, pearl and gold brooch and earrings set by Hattie Carnegie executes one of her common themes — florals — to perfection.  The enameled leaves look as though they're blowing in the breeze. The detail is superb — even the backs of the brooch and earrings show the leaves' veins. A faux pearl adds a nice accent to each piece. The brooch has a roll-over safety clasp; the earrings are clip-backs.  
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    Crystal & Diamanté Bouquet 1950s Brooch by Réja

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    This graceful 1950s brooch by Réja is a bouquet of open-back crystals embellished with diamanté. The rhodium-plated setting is somewhat dome-shaped, giving this piece depth and making it even more impressive. This brooch closes with a roll-over safety clasp and looks great on any color. Pieces by this high-quality maker are hard to find. This one sparkles like mad!
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    Crystal & Sterling Chicklet-Style Art Deco Necklace

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    Faceted clear crystal chicklets in sterling silver frames set at an angle give this Art Deco necklace a lot of class. The positioning of the stones adds to the sparkle and makes this piece unique. This necklace closes with a hidden tongue-in-groove clasp; its style makes me think this piece was produced in Japan in the late 1940s to early 1950s, one of the Art Deco Revival eras. After the war, Japan produced a lot of high-quality costume jewelry that was exported. I have chicklet-style earrings that coordinate beautifully with this necklace – scroll down to take a look.  
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    Diamanté & Bead Flower 1950s Earrings by Miriam Haskell

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    With diamanté centers and petals made from wired tiny clear and grey glass bi-color beads, these 1950s flower earrings feature the style and workmanship that characterize Miriam Haskell pieces. These earrings designed by Frank Hess are much more beautiful than the photos convey and have French ear clips. Wear them for a special occasion or with everyday attire. These earrings go with everything!
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    Diamanté & Gold Leaf 1950s Brooch by Hattie Carnegie

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    Ropes of gold-tone metal form a trio of leaves that are adorned with diamanté in this 1950s brooch by Hattie Carnegie. This piece has lots of sparkle and goes with nearly everything. This beautiful brooch closes with a roll-over safety clasp. Wear your own yellow gold hoop earrings or a pair of diamond studs or hoops to complete the look. Or put on your gold bangle bracelet if you have one. Scroll down to see another bracelet by this maker to wear with this elegant brooch.
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    Diamanté & Gold Snake Chain 1950s Necklace by Adolph Katz for Coro

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    Gold-plated fretwork embellished with baguette-shaped diamanté form the center of this lovely 1950s snake chain necklace by Coro. A pear-shaped diamanté adorns the tail of the hook closure. This piece is another great example of the work Adolph Katz produced for Corocraft, Coro's high-end line.  What's interesting is that this piece appears in an October 1, 1953 Vogue ad with the following copy:  "excitingly beautiful as Paris by night ... Vendome by Coro".  (Vendome later became another one of the company's high-end lines.)
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    Diamanté & Gold Starfish 1950s Brooch & Earrings Set by Alice Caviness

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    This 1950s brooch and earrings set by Alice Caviness is bold and dazzling. The aurora borealis rhinestones in the gold-tone setting take on the color of the metal, catch the light and seem to dance. The starfish-shaped brooch has a roll-over safety clasp; the earrings are clip-backs. This set is perfect for an outfit in a warm color palette.
    CAD$375.00
    CAD$375.00