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1950s Jewelry

About 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.

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  • Vintage bib necklace with diamanté spray
    1950s German bib necklace
    USD$345.00

    Diamanté Vintage Bib Necklace

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    This vintage bib necklace has a 3 ½”-wide centerpiece of tapered, curved links of channel-set diamanté and sprays of single stones. The setting is rhodium-plated white metal. An adjustable bar link chain with a spring-ring clasp completes the piece. This type of adjustable clasp – instead of the North American-style J-hook – was used by many German jewelry makers in the 1950s. The design and construction of this piece remind me of the work of Schreiber & Hiller, but this necklace is unmarked. Nonetheless, I think it was German-made. A perfect jewel for a woman who looks best in cool colors! Scroll down to see some coordinating bracelets.
    USD$345.00
    USD$345.00
  • Diamante dangle earrings w/emerald enamel & onyx hoops
    Emerald, onyx & diamante earrings
    USD$345.00

    Onyx, Emerald & Diamanté Dangle Earrings

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    These diamanté dangle earrings are inset with emerald enamel accents and have additional sparkling stones at the earlobes. Onyx-glass hoops form the bottom of these lovely and versatile pendants. The ear wires for pierced ears are original, but the lever backs are unmarked. These earrings are probably European in origin. Though Art Deco in style, something about this pair makes me think they may be from a later Revival era. Nevertheless, they are beautiful! Scroll down to see a selection of complimentary Art Deco bracelets.
    USD$345.00
    USD$345.00
  • 1950s sterling silver and pearl bracelet
    Vintage sterling and pearl bracelet
    USD$185.00

    Pearl & Sterling Leaf Link 1950s Bracelet

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    Each link of this dainty sterling silver and pearl bracelet features a faux pearl encircled by an etched leaf. Light and easy to wear, this pretty jewel closes with a concealed clasp. This piece never goes out of style! Wear it any time and any where. A perfect accessory for a bride or anyone who looks best in cool colors.
    USD$185.00
    USD$185.00
  • Glass beaded brooch with diamante
    Close-up view of blown-glass beads & diamante
    USD$395.00

    Ruby, Emerald & Diamanté Layered Brooch

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    This glass beaded brooch has foil-backed, pear-shaped diamanté set in silver-tone frames that form the base. On top are layers of ruby- and emerald-blown-glass beads and additional pear-shaped stones. The components are wired onto a silver-tone filigree back with a trombone clasp. Probably made in France in the late-1950s to early-1960s, this substantial piece is nearly one-inch high! Two stones have darkened a bit, but they are much brighter than the photos indicate. This jewel still has plenty of sparkle!
    USD$395.00
    USD$395.00
  • Turquoise bead choker necklace with diamanté
    Full view of 1950s turquoise bead choker
    USD$225.00

    Turquoise Bead Choker Necklace

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    This turquoise bead choker necklace has molded glass leaves with diamanté accents wired onto a brass-colored link base. The construction adds flexibility to this fun 1950s piece, which beautifully conforms to the shape of the neck. This choker closes with an adjustable hook-and-tail clasp, with beads on the end of the tail to add an extra touch of glamour. For even more of this fabulous color, add the matching earrings and/or bracelets – scroll down to see them.
    USD$225.00
    USD$225.00
  • Vintage glass bead bracelet in turquoise & diamante
    Turquoise glass bead bracelet w/diamante
    USD$175.00

    Turquoise Glass Bead & Diamanté 1950s Bracelet

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    This vintage glass bead bracelet was made in one of the most popular colors of the 1950s: turquoise. It features molded-glass leaves interspersed with diamanté and woven onto a gold-tone mesh cuff. This bold, three-dimensional piece is not for the faint-hearted! Because it has a hinge but no clasp, this bracelet can accommodate a variety of wrist sizes. This is a rare instance where I have two of the same jewels, and they are shown together in the last photo. However, the bracelets are priced separately, so you may choose to buy only one. Scroll down to see the matching earrings and necklace.
    USD$175.00
    USD$175.00
  • Turquoise bead earrings with diamanté accents
    Turquoise & diamante 1950s ear clips
    USD$150.00

    Turquoise Glass Bead & Diamanté 1950s Earrings

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    These turquoise bead earrings are fashioned from molded-glass leaves and diamanté woven onto a brass-colored filigree disk. This bold hue was the height of fashion in the 1950s and is perfect for those who look best in warm colors. A lovely color for warmer months, it also adds cheerfulness to the dark days of winter. These ear clips have a matching necklace and bracelet – scroll down to see them.
    USD$150.00
    USD$150.00