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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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  • Silver leaf brooch with amethyst & diamante
    Miriam Haskell amethyst & diamante silver leaf brooch
    $ 225

    Amethyst & Diamanté 1950s Silver Leaf Brooch by Miriam Haskell

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    This silver leaf brooch is an unusual and elegant 1950s creation by Miriam Haskell. It 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.
    $ 225
    $ 225
  • Alice Caviness brooch with amethyst & peridot flower petals
    Close-up view of brooch center
    $ 165

    Amethyst & Peridot Flower 1950s Alice Caviness Brooch

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    This Alice Caviness brooch from the 1950s has navettes and round glass stones in shades of amethyst and peridot. They are layered like the petals of a flower, with a lovely art-glass stone in both colors at the center. The setting is gold-tone with a roll-over safety clasp. This color combination is unusual and serene. The darkening of the metal in some spots does not diminish the beauty of this piece. I think this designer’s work is often overlooked.
    $ 165
    $ 165
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    1950s Bogoff necklace with aquamarine & diamante
    Aquamarine & diamante 1950s Bogoff necklace
    $ 175

    Aquamarine & Diamanté Bogoff Necklace

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    This 1950s Bogoff necklace with faceted marquis-shaped and round aquamarine glass stones adds this beautiful color and a touch of class to any outfit. Diamanté accent the center of this well-made 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.
    $ 175
    $ 175
  • Baroque pearl earrings in Louis Rousselet-style
    Cream-colored faux pearl 1950s ear clips
    $ 195

    Baroque Pearl French 1950s Earrings

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    These baroque pearl earrings have a large, cream-colored glass pearl center encircled by a ring of small, matching round pearls. Though these 1950s earrings are unsigned, the construction (especially the ear-clip mechanism) and materials are consistent with those used by Louis Rousselet. (His pieces were usually only signed with paper hang tags.) These earrings would make a lovely accessory for daytime, evening, or bridal/wedding/prom wear.
    $ 195
    $ 195
  • Vintage rose brooch and earrings by Marcel Boucher
    Black enamel & diamante rose brooch
    $ 275

    Black Enamel & Diamanté ‘Rose of Seville’ Brooch & Earrings Set by Marcel Boucher

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    In this vintage rose brooch and earrings set, Boucher crafted a lovely three-dimensional flower in rhodium-plated metal with black enamel and round diamanté. The stem of the rose is adorned with baguettes. The brooch closes with a roll-over safety clasp. The ear clips are just as well-designed. This incredibly-detailed 1950s set deserves its elegant name: Rose of Seville. Wear the pieces together (in the style of the decade) or separately to make your outfit memorable. A perfect set for those who look best in cool colors.
    $ 275
    $ 275
  • Enamel brooch with diamanté by DeRosa
    Double clip enamel & diamante brooch by DeRosa
    $ 395

    Black Enamel, Diamanté & Sterling Double Clip Brooch by DeRosa

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    This enamel brooch with diamanté embellishments in a sterling silver setting was made by Ralph DeRosa in the 1950s. The detailed design is a fine example of this exceptional maker's work. This piece can be worn as a single brooch or as separate dress clips. (The double-prong fastener works well with heavier fabrics, such as wool dresses or blazers.) The photos show a third option: one clip worn as a pendant on a sterling silver or white-gold chain (neither is included). I've used necklaces from my own jewelry box to show you how beautiful they look with the clip and how versatile this jewel is. I would wear faux or real diamond studs with this gorgeous piece.
    $ 395
    $ 395
  • Black & white beaded necklace by Hattie Carnegie
    1950s beaded necklace by Hattie Carnegie
    $ 195

    Black, White & Cream Bead Necklace by Hattie Carnegie

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    This black and white beaded necklace has three strands. Smooth and faceted, round black-glass beads are highlighted by marbled-white and cream beads shaped like pebbles. A large, round, faceted black-glass-bead-topped concealed clasp finishes this 1950s jewel. The color combination is versatile and timeless. Carnegie’s glass beads were among the best! This piece adds a beautiful and elegant collar to a round neckline.
    $ 195
    $ 195
  • Beaded multi strand necklace in blues & greens
    Blue & green beaded Hattie Carnegie necklace
    $ 195

    Blue & Green Bead 4-Strand Necklace by Hattie Carnegie

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    This beaded multi-strand necklace is another example of Hattie Carnegie’s extraordinary flare with glass beads. Here, most are bi-color. The shapes and sizes vary, and the predominant colors are interspersed with white and clear beads along with crystal spacers. Blue and green was a very popular color combination in the 1950s, and it still works well today. This necklace has substantial weight and an adjustable hook-and-tail clasp. The bold colors and depth of the jewel make a statement!
    $ 195
    $ 195
  • Hobe earrings with dangling blue beads & pearls
    Close-up view of 1950s dangling earring
    $ 150

    Blue Bead & Pearl Dangling Hobé Earrings

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    These Hobé earrings from the 1950s feature a cascade of tubular, opalescent, blue-glass beads, glass pearls and textured, gold-tone lantern beads. Set in gold-plated metal, these ear clips by the second generation of Hobé designers have lots of movement. Wear this pair with jeans or for a night on the town all year round.
    $ 150
    $ 150
  • 2-strand blue bead choker necklace
    1950s Hattie Carnegie 2-strand choker necklace
    $ 165

    Blue Bead 2-Strand Choker by Hattie Carnegie

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    This blue bead choker necklace is made from the unusual, high-quality beads typically used by Hattie Carnegie. Although the glass beads look blue from a distance, they are actually tri-colored: pale blue, white, and clear, all in the same bead! In between the beads are twisted gold-tone spacers. This 2-strand necklace has an adjustable hook-and-tail clasp. Scroll down to see a pair of Carnegie earrings that coordinates well with this piece.
    $ 165
    $ 165
  • 1950s blue bead earrings by Hattie Carnegie
    Blue bead ear clips
    $ 150

    Blue Bead Earrings by Hattie Carnegie

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    These blue bead earrings by Hattie Carnegie are an imaginative example of the style that was so popular in the 1950s. They are formed by clusters of blue-glass beads in varying shapes, tones, sizes and finishes. The combination adds dimension to these ear clips. A few of the beads are iridescent because of their aurora borealis coating. Scroll down to see the Blue Glass Bead 2-strand Choker by the same designer. Both pieces are perfect for women who look best in cool colors.
    $ 150
    $ 150
  • Brown and gold topaz earrings by Elsa Schiaparelli
    1950s ornate pendant earrings by Elsa Schiaparelli
    $ 185

    Brown & Golden Topaz Pendant Earrings by Elsa Schiaparelli

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    These brown and gold topaz earrings by Elsa Schiaparelli feature multiple stones in a gold-tone setting. At the top, a large, faceted, round golden-topaz-glass stone is positioned to adorn your earlobe. This stone is linked to a smaller, faceted, round brown-topaz-glass stone, which is connected to the setting of the pendant. This focal point – the pendant – is a large, faceted, open-back, brown-topaz-glass stone in an ornate setting. Its top is crowned with diamanté; the bottom rests on a scroll accented with another brown topaz. Please note that the dark striations in the large stones shown by my camera are not visible when the earrings are worn. Though not signed with the maker’s name, these ear clips are marked with the utility patent for one type of finding Schiaparelli used. The design of these pendants is undoubtedly hers – the matching signed bracelet has been sold. A perfect pair for those who wear warm colors.
    $ 185
    $ 185
  • Schreiner Brooch & Earrings Set in Brown Topaz with Citrine
    Brown topaz & citrine brooch in layered gold-tone setting
    $ 450

    Brown Topaz & Citrine 1950s Schreiner Brooch & Earrings Set

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    This Shreiner brooch, the centerpiece of this 1950s set, features huge, multi-faceted, oval brown-topaz glass stones. They are accented with layers of citrine and clear inverted glass stones, all in elaborate gold-tone settings. Even if the pieces weren't signed, the gorgeous glass, inverted stones, ornate settings, and donut-hole ear clips scream SCHREINER! This great color combination is stunning in any season. The earrings face each other, to frame your face. 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.
    $ 450
    $ 450
  • Citrine pin with diamanté on gold-tone textured leaf
    Another full view of Elsa Schiaparelli brooch
    $ 275

    Citrine & Diamanté Spray on Gold Leaf Brooch

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    This citrine pin by Elsa Schiaparelli is a lovely example of 1950s tailored jewelry. A richly-textured, gold-plated leaf forms the base. The top layer has citrine-glass-stone flowers with pavé silver-tone stems. The level of detail is superb: in addition to the elaborate, layered construction, the leaf has visible veins and a furled bottom on its front as well as texture on the back. I’m not sure which way this jewel was intended to be worn, so I’m showing both orientations in the photos – take a look and decide which you prefer.
    $ 275
    $ 275
  • $ 195

    Citrine & Silver Flower 1950s Earrings by Miriam Haskell

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    These flower-shaped earrings feature a large, faceted, round citrine-glass bead that sits on a bed of textured, silver-tone metal leaves. They alternate with faceted, round citrine-glass stones in a deeper hue. This elegant, three-dimensional pair was designed by Frank Hess for Miriam Haskell. The French ear clips date them to the late-1940s or 1950s. Vibrant and easy to wear with casual, office, and evening attire, these earrings are timeless and unusual.
    $ 195
    $ 195
  • $ 375

    Citrine, Golden Topaz & Mother of Pearl 1950s Brooch & Earrings Set by Alice Caviness

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    This 1950s set by Alice Caviness features amazing layers of components wired onto a decorative brass frame. Included are citrine glass stones in multiple shapes and sizes, faceted golden-topaz beads, mother-of-pearl disks, aurora borealis diamanté, and textured brass leaves. The brooch is shaped like an oval wreath, with the jeweled frame mounted on another that holds the pin and roll-over safety clasp. Each earring has a jeweled frame mounted on a round filigree back with the ear clip. 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. Scroll down to see a similar pair of earrings by the same maker.
    $ 375
    $ 375
  • $ 175

    Citrine, Golden Topaz & Mother of Pearl 1950s Earrings by Alice Caviness

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    These 1950s ear clips by Alice Caviness feature layers of citrine and golden-topaz glass beads along with aurora borealis diamanté, mother-of-pearl disks, and textured brass leaves. These elements are wired onto a brass mesh back, which is mounted on a filigree scalloped-edged disk. 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! Scroll down to see a similar pair of earring with matching brooch, also by Caviness.
    $ 175
    $ 175
  • Citrine brooch with golden topaz flowers
    Close-up view of citrine art glass stone
    $ 195

    Citrine, Golden Topaz & Silver Bead 1950s Brooch by Miriam Haskell

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    The focal point of this citrine brooch by Miriam Haskell is a luscious art glass stone that looks like melted caramel. In true Frank Hess style, the rest of this 1950s piece is embellished with textured silver-tone beads and three golden topaz glass flowers. Rose montées complete the elements that are all woven onto a silver-tone filigree back. The size and shape make this brooch perfect for a collar, belt, hat, or purse.
    $ 195
    $ 195
  • Schiaparelli earrings and brooch set with citrine & pearls in gold
    Schiaparelli brooch with dentelle faceted citrine
    $ 325

    Citrine, Pearl & Gold 1950s Brooch & Earrings Set by Elsa Schiaparelli

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    This Schiaparelli earrings and brooch set from the 1950s features a large 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. The pin has a roll-over safety clasp. You can see the utility patent for the ear clip here, below the names Frederick A. Ballou, Jr. & Rogers T. Stafford.
    $ 325
    $ 325
  • Vintage leaf earrings & brooch by Hattie Carnegie
    1950s coral enamel on gold brooch
    $ 195

    Coral, Pearl & Gold Brooch & Earrings Set by Hattie Carnegie

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    This vintage leaf earrings and brooch set by Hattie Carnegie executes one of her common themes – florals – to perfection. Each piece is made with coral enamel on gold-tone metal with a faux pearl accent. The design and detail are superb: the leaves look as though they’re blowing in the breeze, and the backs of the brooch and ear clips show the leaves’ veins. The brooch has a roll-over safety clasp. You could wear these pieces together or separately, for different looks. The brooch would also look great with simple pearl stud earrings. A perfect set for a woman who wears warm colors.
    $ 195
    $ 195
  • Sterling silver crystal necklace in Art Deco-style
    Art Deco-style crystal chicklet necklace
    $ 295

    Crystal & Sterling Art Deco-Style Necklace

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    This sterling silver crystal necklace is a 1950s revival of the Art Deco chicklet. These faceted, square-cut crystals are set in angled frames, adding to the sparkle and uniqueness of this piece. This necklace closes with a concealed clasp; its style tells me this piece was produced in Japan in the early 1950s. After the war, Japan produced a lot of high-quality costume jewelry for export. This beautiful necklace sparkled on the runway at Toronto Fashion Week for Spring 2019. Scroll down to see the stunning long chicklet earrings the model wore with this piece as well as other complementary jewels.
    $ 295
    $ 295
  • Vintage rock crystal necklace & earrings set
    Faceted rock crystal necklace
    $ 185

    Crystal 1950s Necklace & Earrings Set

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    This vintage rock crystal necklace and earrings set comes in its original box. (Rock crystal is a natural mineral.) Made in the 1950s, this set is reminiscent of similar pieces made in the Art Deco era. The necklace closes with a filigree fish-hook clasp. The original screw-backs on the earrings were converted to sterling silver ear wires with lever backs for pierced ears by my expert jeweler. The trademark ELCO may refer to Milglo Jewelry Co.
    $ 185
    $ 185
  • Flower-shaped diamante earrings by Miriam Haskell
    Miriam Haskell ear clips with diamante centers and beaded petals
    $ 225

    Diamanté & Bead Flower 1950s Earrings by Miriam Haskell

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    These flower-shaped diamante earrings are much more beautiful than the photos convey. Six petals formed from tiny clear- and grey-glass bi-color beads wired together surround each large, faceted, round diamanté center. Designed by Frank Hess, this elegant pair features the style and workmanship that characterize Miriam Haskell pieces. The use of French ear clips dates these earrings to no earlier than the late-1940s, but I think the style is more 1950s. You can wear this pair for a special occasion or with everyday attire – they go with everything! They even sparkled on the runway at Toronto Fashion Week for Spring 2019!
    $ 225
    $ 225
  • Gold disk earrings and brooch w/pavé by Pennino Bros.
    Gold disk & diamante brooch
    $ 195

    Diamanté & Gold Disk Brooch & Earrings Set by Pennino Bros.

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    These gold disk earrings and brooch were made by Pennino Bros. in the 1950s. Pavé disks intersect and overlay the scored disks of gold-tone metal, which remind me of open fans. The layered design and construction of this set are characteristic of exceptional makers like this one. The brooch closes with a roll-over safety clasp. Note that about 1/4″ of the pavé disk on each ear clip will sit below your earlobe. Wear these lovely earrings and brooch together or separately, to create different looks. Your own real or faux diamond studs or hoop earrings would also work well with this brooch.
    $ 195
    $ 195
  • Gold leaf brooch with diamanté
    Close-up view of brooch front
    $ 195

    Diamanté & Gold Leaf Brooch by Hattie Carnegie

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    This 1950s gold leaf brooch features ropes of yellow metal that form a trio of leaves adorned with diamanté. This graceful piece by Hattie Carnegie has lots of sparkle. It goes with nearly everything and 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. A lovely and elegant jewel for those who love diamonds and look best in warm colors.
    $ 195
    $ 195
  • Coro necklace with gold & diamanté centerpiece
    Corocraft gold necklace by Adolph Katz
    $ 195

    Diamanté & Gold Snake Chain 1950s Coro Necklace

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    This Coro necklace features gold-plated fretwork embellished with rows of gold-ended baguettes as its centerpiece, which reminds me of a cornucopia. A pear-shaped diamanté adorns the tail of the hook-and-tail closure of the snake chain. This piece is another great example of the work Adolph Katz produced for 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.) Also of interest is the difference of the clasp on the necklace versus that shown on the design patent.
    $ 195
    $ 195
  • Vintage starfish brooch & earrings by Alice Caviness
    Starfish earrings
    $ 395

    Diamanté & Gold Starfish Brooch & Earrings Set by Alice Caviness

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    This vintage starfish 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. Each ear clip is in the shape of one of the “arms”. This 1950s set is perfect for an outfit in a warm color palette and is guaranteed to get you noticed!
    $ 395
    $ 395
  • 1950s expansion bracelet with diamanté
    Close-up view of diamante links
    $ 395

    Diamanté 1950s Expansion Bracelet by Schreiber & Hiller

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    This expansion bracelet is unlike any you've ever seen! Four rows of rhodium-plated curved-top links set with diamanté stretch to allow you to put on the bracelet – it has no clasp. What's amazing is that the mechanism for stretching the piece – a series of springs – is concealed. The last photo shows part of the British utility patent for this construction. This bracelet is the only piece in this group with the 'SIMEX' trademark. I can’t figure out how to tell you the size of this piece other than how it fits me. My wrist is 6 ¾”, and the bracelet fits me fine. It stretches to the diameter of the widest part of my hand – 8 ½” – that’s required to put it on. Scroll down to see complementary necklaces.
    $ 395
    $ 395
  • 1950s German tank track bracelet
    Tank track bracelet by Schreiber & Hiller
    $ 350

    Diamanté 1950s Tank Track Bracelet by Schreiber & Hiller

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    This tank-track bracelet features rhodium-plated links in raised settings that the maker called "roof-shaped". The surface of each diamanté link is pointed. The edges are engraved. Unlike others with this pattern, this one has a double row in the center. This lovely bracelet closes with a concealed clasp and safety catch. Pair it with other bracelets and/or a similar necklace by this maker for a great day or evening look.
    $ 350
    $ 350
  • Trifari earrings with diamanté-embellished crescents
    Trifari 1950s diamante crescent-shaped earrings
    $ 185

    Diamanté Crescent 1950s Trifari Earrings

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    These Trifari ear clips from the mid- to late-1950s are diamanté-embellished crescents. A stack of baguettes positioned horizontally forms the focal point of each one. The setting is rhodium-plated metal. Designed to frame your face, this pair has a definite left and right earring. Just simply elegant to wear every day or for a special occasion!
    $ 185
    $ 185
  • Bogoff earrings with diamante drops
    1950s Bogoff earrings
    $ 185

    Diamanté Drop Bogoff Earrings

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    These 1950s Bogoff earrings are much more beautiful and sparkly than their photos suggest. In fact, these ear clips were worn by a model who walked the runway at Toronto Fashion Week for Spring 2019. They feature a pendant with a large, faceted navette embellished with various sizes of round diamanté to maximize the bling. The setting is rhodium-plated metal. Add glamour and style to your wardrobe with this lovely pair!
    $ 185
    $ 185
  • $ 325

    Diamanté Floral 1950s Brooch by Miriam Haskell

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    This stunning early-1950s diamanté floral brooch by Miriam Haskell is identical to the "central motif" of a necklace shown in the Gordon & Pamfiloff book on this maker. There the centerpiece is described as "silver metal leaves edged with rose montées and two large clear rhinestones surrounded by smaller rhinestones".  While the necklace is much more elaborate, this Frank Hess-designed piece is perfect for today, any time of day! And it would look gorgeous on a wedding gown. I bought this brooch for myself, but I am now reluctantly offering it to a new home.
    $ 325
    $ 325
  • Vintage bib necklace with diamanté spray
    1950s German bib necklace
    $ 295

    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.
    $ 295
    $ 295
  • $ 185

    Emerald & Diamanté 1950s Earrings by Mazer Bros.

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    These domed, early-1950s ear clips by Mazer Bros. are simply beautiful. The pavé tops have overlays of tapered, emerald-glass baguettes. Pairs of trapezoid-shaped emeralds complete the striking design in contrasting colors. These rhodium-plated earrings face each other, to frame your face to perfection. Wear them to add some sparkle to a day or evening ensemble. Scroll down to see a lovely jewel to wear with this pair.
    $ 185
    $ 185
  • Sunburst brooch with emerald & diamante
    Close-up view of emerald baguettes
    $ 195

    Emerald & Diamanté Sunburst Brooch by Hattie Carnegie

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    This 1950s sunburst brooch has rays of emerald-glass baguettes emanating from a pavé center and joined by an outer-circle of diamanté. The setting is rhodium-plated with a roll-over safety clasp. The design is classic, and the color combination is lush! In fact, Carnegie made a pair of ear clips with the same motif a few years later. Scroll down to see them.
    $ 195
    $ 195
  • Sunburst earrings in emerald & diamante
    1950s emerald & diamante earrings by Hattie Carnegie
    $ 245

    Emerald & Diamanté Sunburst Earrings by Hattie Carnegie

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    These sunburst earrings by Hattie Carnegie have emerald-glass baguettes emanating from a pavé center. The setting is rhodium-plated. These elegant 1950s ear clips coordinate beautifully with a brooch by the same maker in a similar design. Pieces like these never go out of style and always look gorgeous wherever they’re worn. I got to see these earrings sparkle on a model who walked the runway at Toronto Fashion Week 2019. Scroll down to see the coordinating brooch and a dress clip to wear with these lovely jewels.
    $ 245
    $ 245
  • Corocraft necklace in gold-tone with emeralds
    Front of snake chain with emerald & gold center
    $ 195

    Emerald & Gold Snake Chain Corocraft Necklace

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    This Corocraft necklace was designed by Adolph Katz for Coro's high-end line. The glamorous 1950s gold-plated snake-chain has a feathery centerpiece embellished with emerald-glass baguettes. A large, faceted pear-shaped emerald-glass stone is the focal point. The chain closes with an emerald-topped folder-over clasp. Lovely detail in a well-made piece that’s perfect for those who wear warm colors! Just add simple gold earrings.
    $ 195
    $ 195
  • $ 250

    Emerald & Pavé Vermeil Bow 1950s Brooch by Marcel Boucher

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    This 1950s emerald and pavé bow brooch set in gold-plated metal is an outstanding example of Boucher's work. The pavé curls, open-work sides, and square-cut, faceted emerald-glass stones that form the knot showcase his attention to detail. This brooch closes with a roll-over safety clasp. Scroll down to see the same design with sapphires.
    $ 250
    $ 250
  • $ 395

    Emerald & Diamanté 1950s Double Clip Brooch by Hattie Carnegie

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    The heart-shaped dress clips in this 1950s Hattie Carnegie creation have three layers of diamanté topped with large, round, faceted emerald glass stones. What a sparkling confection! The setting is rhodium-plated, and the color combination is striking. The layers make this piece very three-dimensional. It can be worn as a brooch (at different angles, as shown) or as two separate dress clips. The photos show a third option: one clip worn as a pendant on a sterling silver chain (which is not included). A white-gold one would also work well. How's that for a three-in-one jewel!
    $ 395
    $ 395
  • Miriam Haskell earrings with emerald beads & rondelles
    Emerald chandelier earrings by Miriam Haskell
    $ 245

    Emerald Bead & Rondelle 1950s Chandelier Earrings by Miriam Haskell

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    These Miriam Haskell earrings feature three emerald glass balls dangling from clear glass tubes with rondelles at the center of blue-green crystal beads. In typical Haskell fashion, the bluish-emerald crystal bead at the top is surrounded by a circle of clear glass beads, and the dangling emerald beads have clear glass tips. These all-original earrings have adjustable screw-backs (the combination screw and lever) and are signed. Great color and great movement!
    $ 245
    $ 245
  • Schreiner earrings with emeralds, pearls, & diamante
    1950s Schreiner ear clips with emeralds
    $ 245

    Emerald, Diamanté & Pearl Schreiner Earrings

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    These Schreiner earrings are striking in design and color, with lush-emerald-glass stones accented with faux pearls and diamanté. Though unsigned, these 1950s ear clips show all of the characteristics of Schreiner pieces. They have high-quality stones in dog-tooth settings with donut-hole ear clips. The emeralds even have inclusions! These silver-tone earrings are stunning for any occasion. They face each other, so they frame your face and make whatever you’re wearing look even more special. This pair sparkled on the runway at Toronto Fashion Week for Spring 2019.
    $ 245
    $ 245
  • Miriam Haskell pin with grey pearls, emeralds & sapphires
    Close-up view of emerald bead, peal, and sapphire stone accents
    $ 295

    Emerald, Pearl & Sapphire 1950s Brooch by Miriam Haskell

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    This Miriam Haskell pin is a real knockout! It features a large, pale-grey faux pearl in the center, surrounded by a ring of faceted, round sapphire-glass stones set in silver-tone metal. Ten rays emanate from there, each with a sapphire-glass bead; a ribbed, egg-shaped emerald-glass stone; and tiny faux pearl accents. The construction is superb: a scallop-edged, round filigree plaque supports the center and holds the pin with a roll-over safety clasp. Each ray is supported by its own round filigree plaque topped with a triangular frame. Because of the complexity of the brooch’s design, I suggest wearing simple pearl earrings and/or a pearl bracelet. After all, the brooch should be the star of the show!
    $ 295
    $ 295
  • Sold out
    Hattie Carnegie brooch with colorful stones
    Hattie Carnegie double clip brooch
    $ 425

    Emerald, Ruby, Pearl & Diamanté 1950s Double Clip Brooch by Hattie Carnegie

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    This Hattie Carnegie brooch is a bold and beautiful 1950s piece. It features large, cabochon-cut, pear-shaped emerald-glass stones surrounded by round, cabochon-cut emerald- and ruby-glass stones, faux pearls, and diamanté. The setting is gold-tone metal. This piece can be worn as a brooch (at different angles, as shown) or as two separate dress clips. The photos show a third option: one clip worn as a pendant on a necklace. I've included two examples from my own jewelry box (which are not for sale), for illustration purposes. You may have better ideas. The photos also show how the piece comes apart. Because one of the large emerald stones has lost one of its claws, my expert jeweler strongly advises you to pull the clips apart by grasping the pearl edges. He cleaned and re-glued the affected stone, so it is now secure. What an exceptional and versatile piece!
    $ 425
    $ 425
  • Sold out
    $ 295

    Emerald, Sapphire & Golden Topaz 1950s Brooch & Earrings Set by Hattie Carnegie

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    Layers of emerald, sapphire and golden topaz glass stones are combined with black metal flower petals in this 1950s brooch and earrings set by Hattie Carnegie. Some of the stones appear teal in color, depending on the light. This set is a fine example of her imaginative color combinations, favored floral motifs, and complexity of design. What a knock-out! The settings are japanned metal, and the brooch has a roll-over safety clasp. When worn, the ear clips face each other and beautifully frame your face. The last photo shows how fantastic this brooch looks on a dress sash. Although the brooch has a ring designed to allow the piece to be worn as a pendant, my expert jeweler advises that the ring is not sturdy and cannot be replaced without damaging the back of the brooch. I don't see this point as a problem – I'm just mentioning it in the interest of full disclosure.
    $ 295
    $ 295
  • Sold out
    Hattie Carnegie bracelet in rich colors with faux pearls
    1950s Hattie Carnegie bracelet in warm hues
    $ 295

    Gemstone & Pearl 1950s Hattie Carnegie Bracelet

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    This Hattie Carnegie bracelet has faceted round, navette, and pear-shaped glass stones in shades of emerald and citrine, interspersed with ruby cabochons and tiny faux pearls. The gold-tone setting of this 1950s beauty closes with a concealed clasp with safety chain. The rich colors and one-inch width create a real statement piece that is also versatile to wear. These hues are perfect for a woman who looks best in warm colors. Please note that this bracelet was made for a slim wrist. Be sure to measure yours and note the bracelet’s dimensions (6 3/4″ length) before purchasing. Elegance and quality not easily found!
    $ 295
    $ 295
  • $ 295

    Gemstone Bead & Rondelle Dangling 1950s Brooch by Hattie Carnegie

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    This gemstone-colored dangling 1950s brooch by Hattie Carnegie features ruby, sapphire, emerald, and amethyst glass beads and rondelles. They dangle from a circular top adorned with the same beads. This imaginative and elegant piece has gold-tone findings and a roll-over safety clasp. The combination of colors add to the beauty and versatility of this brooch.
    $ 295
    $ 295
  • Umbrella brooch with seed beads by Ornella
    Close-up view of seed beads
    $ 165

    Gold & Black Bead Umbrella Brooch by Ornella

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    This umbrella brooch is made from gold, black, and colorless seed beads along with gold-tone rope and a diamanté-studded handle. The solid back supports the hand-beading and the trombone clasp. Tall and slender, this whimsical jewel was probably made in the 1950s. Pieces by Ornella, an Italian company, are well-made, hard-to-date, and hard-to-find.
    $ 165
    $ 165
  • Pair of 1950s brooches with delicate gold & pave ribbons
    1950s Boucher bow brooch
    $ 175

    Gold & Pavé Bow 1950s Brooches by Marcel Boucher

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    These 1950s brooches by Marcel Boucher are a pair of bows with pavé accents on delicate gold-plated, cut-out ribbons. These bows can be worn together with great effect, or wear just one! The pair would make a lovely adornment for a bride's hair. Each brooch has a roll-over safety clasp. The back of one is gold-plated; the other is rhodium-plated. Scroll down to see Gold & Pavé Swirl Earrings, also by Boucher, which feature the same delicate cut-out work with pavé accents in a graceful swirl design.
    $ 175
    $ 175
  • $ 250

    Gold Leaf 1950s Brooch & Earrings Set by Elsa Schiaparelli

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    Three trios of textured leaves are layered on this 1950s brooch by Elsa Schiaparelli. The matching ear clips each have a single leaf.  The finish is a warm (but not bright) gold-tone. Although I have a bracelet with the same design, that piece has a silver-tone finish. Scroll down to see the bracelet.
    $ 250
    $ 250
  • Gold pineapple bead necklace with fringe
    Hattie Carnegie fringe necklace with gold-tone, carnelian, & onyx beads
    $ 195

    Gold Pineapple Bead Necklace with Fringe

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    This late-1950s pineapple bead necklace illustrates a typical Carnegie theme – flora – with a clever combination of materials. Textured, gold-tone pineapple-shaped beads alternating with small carnelian-glass beads form the main necklace. Gold-tone beads in various shapes combined with onyx- and carnelian-glass beads dangle from the entire length of the piece. This elaborate fringe necklace closes with a pineapple-shaped concealed clasp. This jewel is the perfect adornment for a scoop-neck or strapless garment.
    $ 195
    $ 195
  • $ 150

    Gold Swirl & Pavé 1950s Earrings by Marcel Boucher

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    These 1950s gold-plated swirl and pavé-embellished ear clips feature the high-quality detail that characterizes Boucher's work. Wear these earrings to the office or on an evening out. They look great with a pair of brooches by Boucher, which feature the same delicate gold-plated cut-outs with pavé accents in graceful bows – scroll down to see them.
    $ 150
    $ 150
  • Schiaparelli clover earrings with 3 topaz stones in gold
    1950s clover ear clips in gold-tone by Elsa Schiaparelli
    $ 225

    Golden & Brown Topaz & Gold Clover Earrings by Elsa Schiaparelli

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    These clover earrings by Schiaparelli have three faceted, shield-cut topaz-glass stones – two golden and one brown – with citrine accents. The exotic three-sided shape of the large stones enhances the three-leaf clover design in gold-tone metal. These details and the elaborate construction of the earring backs exemplify this maker’s ingenuity and quality. This color combination – which is perfect for those who look best in warm colors – can be found in other Schiaparelli pieces. You can see the utility patent for the earring clasp here, shown below the names Frederick A. Ballou, Jr. & Rogers T. Stafford.
    $ 225
    $ 225
  • Golden topaz brooch with diamanté by Miriam Haskell
    Close-up view of layered brooch center
    $ 225

    Golden Topaz Brooch with Diamanté by Miriam Haskell

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    This golden topaz brooch has large, faceted deep-yellow glass stones (sometimes referred to as coffin-shaped), with the largest shooting out at various angles. They form the bottom layer of this dazzling 1950s brooch by Miriam Haskell. A large citrine-glass stone in the center is surrounded by silver-coated diamanté to add to the sparkle. The back is silver tone filigree with a roll-over safety clasp. Just add your own faux or real diamond studs.
    $ 225
    $ 225
  • $ 295

    Golden Topaz, Citrine & Diamanté 1950s Brooch by Hattie Carnegie

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    A large oval, faceted golden-topaz glass stone the looks like luscious caramel is the centerpiece of this 1950s brooch by Hattie Carnegie. The center is surrounded by large, round, white-striped glass stones and further embellished with small citrines and layers of darker citrine leaves. This wreath-like piece is another three-dimensional example of Carnegie's quality and design ingenuity. The gold-plated metal setting has a roll-over safety clasp.
    $ 295
    $ 295
  • Christian Dior earrings with topaz, green tourmaline & diamanté
    Christian Dior 1950s ear clips
    $ 245

    Golden Topaz, Green Tourmaline & Diamanté Christian Dior Earrings

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    These Christian Dior earrings feature textured, gold-plated ropes intertwined with faceted golden-topaz and green- tourmaline glass stones and AB diamanté. (Swarovski, in collaboration with Dior, invented aurora borealis – a coating that adds iridescence to stones.) The color combination and elaborate hook-and-eye construction of these 1950s ear clips are worthy of the maker’s name. Elegant, classic, and perfect for a woman who looks best in warm colors. These earrings looked amazing when they walked the runway at Toronto Fashion Week for Spring 2019.
    $ 245
    $ 245
  • Green glass bead necklace by Louis Rousselet
    Front of 2-strand French necklace
    $ 495

    Green Bead 2-Strand French Necklace

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    This green glass bead necklace is just gorgeous! Two strands of graduated beads in a soft-green with swirls of color form this French 1950s jewel. I think it was made by Louis Rousselet. (As you may know, few of his pieces were signed directly on the jewelry – instead, a paper hang tag was used.) The clasp, which is the type he typically used, is topped with his well-known button-shaped bead. This necklace from my personal collection was recently professionally restrung. A timeless addition to your jewelry wardrobe.
    $ 495
    $ 495
  • Miriam Haskell bracelet with gray & cream pearls & rondelles
    Back view of gray & cream pearl bangle
    $ 295

    Grey & Cream Baroque Pearl & Rondelle 1950s Miriam Haskell Bracelet

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    This Miriam Haskell bracelet has two-tones of baroque pearls and rondelle accents. The embellishments are wired onto a gold-tone hard-mesh-hinged bangle. It closes with a concealed clasp and safety chain. Pieces with these good looks and high quality never go out of style! Scroll down to see a long strand of grey pearls with onyx beads by the same maker.
    $ 295
    $ 295
  • Grey pearl flower brooch by Miriam Haskell
    Miriam Haskell 1950s grey pearl flower brooch
    $ 225

    Grey Pearl Flower Brooch by Miriam Haskell

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    This pearl flower brooch by Miriam Haskell features a trio that forms a semi-circle. Each flower has a grey pearl center and engraved silver-tone petals. The components are wired onto filigree plaques. This jewel closes with a roll-over safety clasp. I’ve photographed the brooch in the vertical and horizontal positions, so you can decide which you like better. Great color and lovely detail!
    $ 225
    $ 225
  • Gemstone brooch and earrings set by Hobé
    Brooch w/jade glass nuggets, gemstones & pearls
    $ 245

    Jade Art Glass, Gemstone & Pearl Brooch & Earrings Set by Hobé

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    This gemstone brooch and earrings set has large jade-art-glass nuggets set in gold-tone metal as its focal point. The oval-shaped brooch has two nuggets surrounded by faux pearls and glass stones in amethyst, sapphire, and citrine. These embellishments are in various shapes and sizes. An overlay of gold-plated filigree flowers with tiny sapphire centers complete the brooch. It closes with a roll-over safety clap. The ear clips each have one jade nugget with a semi-circle of the same colorful stones. The earrings face each other, so they will frame your face to perfection. The combination of elements and the complexity of design make this set very special. It’s a great example of Hobé’s ’50s Glam style and suits today’s preference for statement jewelry. Wear the pieces together or separately, to create different looks.
    $ 245
    $ 245
  • Jade bead earrings by Louis Rousselet
    Earrings with clusters of jade glass beads
    $ 250

    Jade Bead Dangling Earrings by Louis Rousselet

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    These jade bead earrings feature clusters of vibrant dark-apple-green-glass barrels cascading from French ear clips. Some of the beads have striations. Though unsigned, these delightful 1950s creations feature the same style of ear clip typically used by Louis Rousselet. What’s more significant is the way the earrings are constructed: on the backs we see the flower-shaped links to which the beads are wired, a unique trait of this maker’s work. (Note that he typically signed his pieces with only a paper hang tag.) These playful and unusual earrings are perfect for any occasion.
    $ 250
    $ 250
  • Dangle brooch with jade beads, pearls & diamanté
    Close-up view of Hattie Carnegie brooch
    $ 795

    Jade Bead, Pearl & Diamanté Dangle Brooch

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    This 1950s dangle brooch by Hattie Carnegie is spectacular! Large, opulent, and three-dimensional, it certainly makes a statement. At the top is an elaborate, three-inch-wide bow set with small round and large marquise-shaped diamanté. From it falls a cascade of multiple layers of jade-green-glass beads, faux pearls, and round, pear-shaped, and marquise-shaped diamanté. All of the stones are faceted and bright. The setting is rhodium-plated metal with a roll-over safety clasp. Wear this substantial jewel on a lapel, sash, or purse, or as a pendant. The last photo shows it as the centerpiece on a white-gold-and-diamond chain. (This necklace is not included.) This amazingly-detailed piece is not for the faint-hearted, but it’s guaranteed to get you noticed!
    $ 795
    $ 795
  • Bow-shaped milk glass brooch
    Close-up view of bow
    $ 175

    Milk Glass Bead Bow Brooch by Miriam Haskell

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    This milk glass brooch has two rows of beads outlining a silver-tone metal filigree bow. This charming 1950s piece by Miriam Haskell closes with a roll-over safety clasp. You can wear this dainty brooch with sterling ball stud or hoop earrings or with milk glass earrings by the same maker — scroll down to see them. These adornments are perfect for those who look best in cool colors.
    $ 175
    $ 175
  • Alice Caviness earrings with bi-color beads
    Black-and-white ear clips by Alice Caviness
    $ 185

    Onyx & Crystal Bi-color Bead Alice Caviness Earrings

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    These Alice Caviness earrings have clusters of black- and clear-glass bi-colored beads. Some have caps of silver-tone filigree, while other caps are solid metal. These ear clips were designed in the starburst or atomic motif that was popular in the 1950s, yet they are so versatile and wearable now! In fact, these earrings walked the runway at Toronto Fashion Week for Spring 2019. The designer paired them – unexpectedly, yet perfectly – with a 1930s German Art Deco bracelet. Scroll down to see it.
    $ 185
    $ 185
  • $ 475

    Onyx & Diamanté 1950s Brooch by Elsa Schiaparelli

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    This stunning three-dimensional 1950s brooch by Elsa Schiaparelli features clusters of onyx crystal beads atop clear aurora borealis (AB) and onyx rhinestones. The AB navettes reflect spectacular colors and give this piece so much life, which is hard to capture in photos. The setting is silver-tone metal with a roll-over safety clasp. If red is your color, scroll down to see the same brooch in fiery red.
    $ 475
    $ 475
  • $ 195

    Onyx & Silver Leaves 1950s Earrings by Elsa Schiaparelli

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    Each of these classic 1950s ear clips by Elsa Schiaparelli features two faceted, oval onyx-glass stones nestled in a trio of curled, textured, silver-tone leaves. Designed with one of her favorite motifs (leaves), this pair is so well-made that even the backs are textured. As was the custom in the 1950s, the earrings face each other, so they will frame your face to perfection. The matching necklace is available – scroll down to see it.
    $ 195
    $ 195
  • Schiaparelli necklace of onyx stones in silver leaves
    Onyx & silver leaves 1950s Schiaparelli necklace
    $ 295

    Onyx & Silver Leaves 1950s Necklace by Elsa Schiaparelli

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    Each section of this Schiaparelli necklace from the 1950s features a pair of curled, textured, silver-tone leaves revealing a faceted, oval onyx-glass stone. Leaves were one of her favorite motifs, and this piece aptly illustrates how well she designed them. Even the backs are textured. This necklace, with its detailed, decorative chain, closes with an adjustable-hook and ornamental tail. A graceful and stunning piece by an outstanding maker! The matching earrings are also available — scroll down to see them.
    $ 295
    $ 295
  • $ 295

    Onyx, Emerald & Diamanté Dangling Earrings

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    Onyx-glass hoops attached to emerald-green-enamel and diamanté-embellished panels of silver-tone metal form these lovely and versatile earrings. Additional diamanté adorn the earlobe. 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 complementary Art Deco bracelets.
    $ 295
    $ 295
  • Boucher brooch with diamanté & opal art glass
    Close-up view of opal art glass
    $ 195

    Opal & Diamanté Leaf 1950s Brooch by Marcel Boucher

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    This Boucher brooch from 1950 looks like fine jewelry, with its fiery-opal art-glass center surrounded by sparkling diamanté. The setting is rhodium-plated metal with a roll-over safety clasp. Of all the Boucher pieces in this collection, I think this one is the best. How beautifully it would adorn a bridal gown!
    $ 195
    $ 195
  • French art glass earrings in pastels
    Pale pink, green & blue glass bead earrings
    $ 185

    Pastel Art Glass French 1950s Dangling Earrings

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    These dangling art glass earrings feature pale pink, green and blue beads that dangle on chains suspended from a pink glass button. The pastel-colored beads in different shapes and sizes have white striations. These 1950s ear clips are lovely and versatile, and have lots of movement. Though unsigned, this pair resembles pieces made by Louis Rousselet, especially with the glass button at the earlobe and the high-quality of the beads. I am not certain, however, because of the style of the ear clip.
    $ 185
    $ 185
  • Blown glass earrings by Louis Rousselet
    1950s Louis Rousselet earrings
    $ 295

    Pearl & Blown Glass Bead 1950s Pendant Earrings by Louis Rousselet

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    These blown glass ear clips have clusters of beads in greens, purples, and reds, along with pearls. This pair was made by Louis Rousselet, according to Ginger Moro (the author of European Designer Jewelry and a Rousselet expert). Though marked "Charlin" on the ear clips, these pendants are "a re-issue of an earlier design from the '50s using vintage glass beads and pearls", stated Moro in correspondence, when I bought these earrings from her. The colors and design make this pair very versatile and easy to wear for day or evening.
    $ 295
    $ 295
  • $ 295

    Pearl & Blown Glass Flower French 1950s Earrings

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    Clusters of tiny faux pearls with blown-glass flowers and leaves form these 1950s ear clips. The design and style of the beads remind me of the work of the French maker Louis Rousselet, although the earring backs are not the same as those he typically used. However, the findings I'm familiar with would have been too small for this creation. Please note that although these earrings are not mirror images, the lack of symmetry – which is not unusual in hand-strung pieces – does not detract from their lovely appearance. What a great choice for a bride!
    $ 295
    $ 295
  • $ 165

    Pearl & Diamanté 1950s Bar Pin by Hattie Carnegie

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    This tapered 1950s bar pin by Hattie Carnegie features tiny faux pearls and diamanté wound in alternating layers. It is finished with a rhodium-plated back and a roll-over safety clasp. Scroll down to see another brooch by the same maker and in the same style – it has tiny deep-sapphire-blue glass beads alternating with gold wire. The style of these brooches is perfect for a jacket lapel. You could even wear them together.
    $ 165
    $ 165
  • $ 275

    Pearl & Emerald Glass Bead French 1950s Brooch

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    Glass pearls and emerald-green-blown-glass beads are hand-wired onto gilt metal in this 1950s French brooch with a trombone clasp. This beautiful three-dimensional piece is in the style of Louis Rousselet. Note that his work was usually signed only with a paper hang tag, so most of his surviving pieces remain unsigned. This spectacular brooch is right for day or evening wear. For a unique look, how about wearing this piece on a wedding gown? Scroll down to see French earrings from the same period and probably the same maker.
    $ 275
    $ 275
  • Vintage pearl earrings with Russian gold by Miriam Haskell
    Pearl & Russian gold earrings by Miriam Haskell
    $ 195

    Pearl & Russian Gold 1950s Drop Earrings by Miriam Haskell

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    These vintage pearl earrings by Miriam Haskell from the late-1950s are fit for a bride or everyday wear. They feature a baroque pearl dangling from a pearl-studded Russian-gold-layered plaque. These earrings have adjustable screw-backs (the combination screw and lever) and are simple, yet elegant and easy to wear.
    $ 195
    $ 195
  • 1950s sterling silver and pearl bracelet
    Vintage sterling and pearl bracelet
    $ 175

    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.
    $ 175
    $ 175
  • Pearl basket earrings by Louis Rousselet
    1950s French dangling earrings
    $ 250

    Pearl Basket French Dangle Earrings

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    These pearl basket earrings were probably made by Louis Rousselet, based on the French filigree back and ear clip he typically used. Each pendant has a basket of glass pearls suspended from a large, single pearl. It's held in place by a cluster of glass pearls mounted on a round, white-metal filigree back. This part is designed to adorn the earlobe. These ear clips are as perfect for a wedding, prom, or special occasion as they are for everyday wear. Add a single strand of pearls and look extraordinary!
    $ 250
    $ 250
  • 1950s French pearl cluster earrings
    Made-in-France earrings in style of Louis Rousselet
    $ 295

    Pearl Cluster French 1950s Dangle Earrings

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    These 1950s pearl cluster earrings resemble a bunch of grapes. They are suspended from a large glass-pearl button mounted on a white-metal filigree back. Though unsigned, these ear clips have the traditional filigree back, ear-clip mechanism, and button-bead at the earlobe typically used by Louis Rousselet. Moreover, the unusual shape of the pearls could only have been made by someone of his caliber. (Note that Rousselet pieces were typically signed only with a paper hang tag.) These beautiful earrings are right for day, evening or bridal/ wedding/prom wear. Scroll down to see a gorgeous brooch with similar pearls and emerald blown-glass.
    $ 295
    $ 295
  • Hattie Carnegie necklace with dangling pearls & crystals
    Gold mesh choker with dangling pearls & crystal beads
    $ 295

    Pearl, Crystal Bead & Gold Mesh Hattie Carnegie Necklace

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    The base of this 1950s Hattie Carnegie necklace is a gold-mesh choker. It is embellished with diamanté and dangling glass pearls and faceted crystal beads in various sizes and shapes. The gold mesh is designed to hug the neck. Even the hook on the adjustable hook-and-tail clasp is jeweled. Carnegie designed many pieces with gold mesh. This one has great movement in addition to glamour. If you like lots of jingle in your jewels, scroll down to see a bracelet by this maker in a similar design.
    $ 295
    $ 295
  • Crystal bead bracelet with pearls & diamante
    Diamante bracelet with dangling pearls & crystal beads
    $ 225

    Pearl, Diamanté & Crystal Bead Bracelet by Hattie Carnegie

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    This crystal bead bracelet is a fun piece! The faceted crystals and faux pearls dangle from the center structure of three rows of diamante set in gold-tone metal. This 1950s jewel closes with a concealed clasp and safety chain. Another delightful confection with lots of movement and sparkle from Hattie Carnegie. Scroll down to see one of her necklaces that looks great with this piece.
    $ 225
    $ 225
  • $ 195

    Pearl, Diamanté & Gold Flower 1950s Brooch/Pendant & Earrings Set by Marcel Boucher

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    The brooch in this 1950s set by Marcel Boucher features a trio of heart-shaped blossoms. Their gold-plated fretwork has swirled pavé edges that embrace champagne-colored faux pearls. The ear clips are single hearts. The brooch, which closes with a roll-over safety clasp, can be worn as a pendant by inserting the pin stem through the loops attached to the snake chain. Pretty clever, eh! While the pendant appears slightly off-center on the chain, its position was fixed at manufacture, as the loops are attached to the chain. Please note that this necklace (which measures 14 3/8") was made for a slim neck, but you could easily add a chain extender.
    $ 195
    $ 195
  • $ 325

    Pearl, Gemstone Bead & Rondelle 1950s Earrings by Louis Rousselet

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    These 1950s French ear clips by Louis Rousselet feature faux pearls in various sizes, with accents of ruby, sapphire, emerald and amethyst blown glass leaves and rondelles. Though unsigned, these earrings match a signed necklace and earrings set that I have moved from my personal collection to offer for sale. The type of ear clip used is another clue to the creator, who usually signed his pieces with only paper hang tags. Louis Rousselet was the premier faux pearl and bead maker in the first half of the 20th century. These earrings are a beautiful example of his work. Although the coating on some pearls appears to have bubbles, I think they are intended. Scroll down to see the magnificent necklace and earrings set in the same design.
    $ 325
    $ 325
  • 1950s costume jewelry: necklace and earrings set signed by Louis Rousselet
    Louis Rousselet signed necklace
    $ 1,795

    Pearl, Gemstone Bead & Rondelle 1950s Necklace & Earrings Set by Louis Rousselet

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    This masterpiece of 1950s costume jewelry is an exceptional necklace and earrings set signed by Louis Rousselet. It features four strands of glass pearls with ruby, sapphire, emerald and amethyst blown-glass-bead and rondelle accents. (In case you aren't familiar with his work, you need to know that he was regarded as the premier faux pearl maker in the first half of the 20th century.) The necklace closes with a concealed clasp adorned with pearls and colored beads. The matching earrings are ear clips. Finding a Rousselet-signed piece is incredibly rare (most had only signed paper hang tags), which makes this necklace with matching earrings all the more extraordinary! Scroll down to see another pair of the same style earrings sold separately.
    $ 1,795
    $ 1,795
  • Pearl bangle bracelet w/diamanté & hematite & onyx beads
    Front of Miriam Haskell bangle
    $ 185

    Pearl, Hematite, Onyx & Diamanté Bangle by Miriam Haskell

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    This pearl bangle bracelet by Miriam Haskell has onyx- and hematite-glass beads, and diamanté, all hand-woven onto a silver-tone metal frame. The combination of grey, black and white makes this piece very versatile and easy-to-wear. Add pearl, onyx or diamond earrings, depending on the color you wish to emphasize. The shape of the bracelet is oval, which conforms well to the wrist. This piece closes with a concealed clasp and safety chain. Scroll down to see a two-tone pearl and rondelle bangle by the same maker.
    $ 185
    $ 185
  • Schiaparelli lava rock bracelet with shocking pink, pearls & diamante
    Lava rocks and AB stones dazzle in the light
    $ 275

    Pink Lava Rock Bracelet by Elsa Schiaparelli

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    This Schiaparelli lava rock bracelet combines the designer’s signature stones with her signature color. The five pale-pink lava rocks are connected with Shocking Pink marquis-shaped glass stones, faux pearls, and round aurora borealis (AB) rhinestones. Two Shocking Pink stones adorn the concealed clasp. This 1950s bracelet, which is mounted in gold-tone metal, also has safety chain. Although some pearls show mild wear, this bracelet continues to dazzle. A classic Schiaparelli piece!
    $ 275
    $ 275
  • Bogoff brooch with pink tourmaline & diamanté
    Close-up view of stones
    $ 165

    Pink Tourmaline & Diamanté Snowflake Bogoff Brooch

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    This Bogoff brooch has hot-pink-glass stones and diamanté in a rhodium-plated setting shaped like a snowflake. This piece closes with a roll-over safety clasp. The color is elegant, and the shape is timeless. Bogoff made lovely pieces in the 1950s.
    $ 165
    $ 165
  • Pink tourmaline bracelet with alexandrite by Bogoff
    1950s Bogoff pink tourmaline & alexandrite bracelet
    $ 175

    Pink Tourmaline Bracelet with Alexandrite by Bogoff

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    This pink tourmaline bracelet has faceted pear-shaped-glass stones mounted in decorative rhodium-plated links with round alexandrite-glass accents. These smaller stones change color from blue to purple, depending on the light. Designed by Bogoff in the 1950s, this piece closes with a concealed clasp and safety chain. A rich color combination for those who look best in cool hues. Scroll down to see the matching necklace and earrings.
    $ 175
    $ 175
  • Pink tourmaline earrings with alexandrite
    Bogoff 1950s ear clips
    $ 165

    Pink Tourmaline Earrings with Alexandrite

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    These pink tourmaline earrings were made in the 1950s by Bogoff. They feature a faceted pear-shaped pink-glass stone mounted in a decorative rhodium-plated setting. The main stone is crowned with a trio of round alexandrite-glass stones. They change color from purple to blue, depending on the light. These elegant ear clips are a striking color combination that’s perfect for those who look best in cool hues. Scroll down to see the matching bracelet and necklace.
    $ 165
    $ 165
  • Pink tourmaline necklace with alexandrite, by Bogoff
    1950s Bogoff necklace with pink tourmaline and alexandrite
    $ 195

    Pink Tourmaline Necklace with Alexandrite by Bogoff

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    This pink tournaline necklace with alexandrite accents features a striking combination. The faceted pink glass stones are pear-shaped, while the light blue/purple ones are round. (Alexandrites change color according to the light source.) The setting is rhodium-plated. The focal point is a V-shaped centerpiece of six panels of stones, with a seventh positioned like a drop. In typical Bogoff style, the chain is set with alternating pink tourmaline and alexandrite stones. This stunning piece closes with an adjustable hook-and-tail clasp. Scroll down to see the matching bracelet and earrings. Perfect pieces for those who look best in cool colors.
    $ 195
    $ 195
  • $ 495

    Ruby & Diamanté 1950s Brooch by Elsa Schiaparelli

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    This stunning 1950s three-dimensional brooch by Elsa Schiaparelli features clusters of ruby-crystal beads atop ruby and aurora borealis (AB) rhinestones. In person, this piece looks like a display of fireworks – the iridescence of the AB navettes is hard to capture in photos. The setting is silver-tone metal with a roll-over safety clasp. Even the back of the brooch is textured! With this statement piece, all you need to complete your jewelry accessories is a pair of faux or genuine diamond stud earrings. If black and white is more to your taste, scroll down to see the same design in that combination.
    $ 495
    $ 495
  • Ruby bead necklace with gold filigree & rondelles
    1950s Miriam Haskell ruby bead necklace
    $ 295

    Ruby Bead, Filigree & Rondelle 1950s Necklace by Miriam Haskell

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    This ruby-glass bead necklace by Miriam Haskell is a 1950s classic. The round beads are accented with large glass nuggets in the same color. They have a Russian-gold-filigree end cap, a rondelle, and a small filigree bead on each end. The filigree-topped box clasp is embellished with rose montées. Made in a rich color with elegant, this opera-length piece can go everywhere and never goes out of style!
    $ 295
    $ 295
  • 1950s earrings by Schreiner, with ruby glass stones
    Another view of these Schreiner ear clips
    $ 245

    Ruby Snowflake 1950s Earrings by Schreiner

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    These 1950s earrings by Schreiner feature faceted, deep-red glass stones set in Japanned metal. He has combined round, square, and oval shapes to form what looks like a snowflake. The design and hard-to-find color of these ear clips are just stunning! Wear them from day to evening in any season and feel extraordinary! In fact, they looked extraordinary on the model who wore them on the runway at Toronto Fashion Week for Spring 2019!
    $ 245
    $ 245
  • Vintage circle pin in gold with ruby & diamanté accents
    Marcel Boucher gold pin w/embellishments
    $ 150

    Ruby, Diamanté & Gold Circle Pin & Earrings Set

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    This vintage circle pin is one of many designed by Marcel Boucher in the 1950s. This lovely example of his work comes with earrings. The gold-plated open-circle brooch is embellished with an arrow of pavé topped with ruby-glass baguettes. The closed-circle ear clips are embellished with the same stones in a leaf-like setting. Perhaps these pieces were not originally a set. (The brooch is unmarked; the earrings have no inventory number.) Even so, they look great together!
    $ 150
    $ 150
  • Vintage ruby glass earrings w/diamanté & pearls
    Model wearing ruby pendant earrings
    $ 185

    Ruby, Diamanté & Pearl Dangle Earrings by Hattie Carnegie

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    These vintage ruby glass earrings with large, faceted teardrops crowned with diamanté are lovely and elegant. The rubies are suspended from two faux pearls – the top one adorns the earlobe. The setting is gold-tone. These 1950s ear clips by Hattie Carnegie can go from day to evening wear with ease! Just add your own real or faux diamond, or pearl bracelet.
    $ 185
    $ 185
  • Glass beaded brooch with diamante
    Close-up view of blown-glass beads & diamante
    $ 395

    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!
    $ 395
    $ 395
  • Hobé bracelet with dangling pearls & bi-color beads
    Hobé bracelet with dangling beads
    $ 275

    Ruby, Onyx, Pearl, Diamanté & Gold Dangling Hobé Bracelet

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    This Hobé bracelet has gold-tone links edged with prong-set diamanté. Alternating horizontal rows of pearls, and ruby and onyx bi-color glass beads dangle from this base. This lively bracelet closes with a concealed clasp. This piece is a fine example of 1950s glam from the second generation of the company’s designers. Note that this bracelet was made for a slim wrist. Be sure to measure yours and note the bracelet’s dimensions (6 3/4-inch length) before purchasing this statement piece.
    $ 275
    $ 275
  • Trifari leaf brooch & earrings set
    'Jeweleaf' brooch
    $ 245

    Sapphire & Diamanté ‘Jeweleaf’ Brooch & Earrings Set by Trifari

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    This Trifari leaf brooch and ear clips set was named Jeweleaf. Designed by Alfred Philippe in 1951, it features diamanté-paved maple leaves outlined with sapphire-glass baguettes. The setting is rhodium-plated base metal. The pin closes with a roll-over safety clasp. An all-diamanté version, described as “platinum-toned … paved with stones” and “one of two charming variations on a Spring theme”, was advertised in the February 1, 1952 issue of Vogue. The brooch was $17.50, and the earrings were $15.00, for a total of $32.50. (In 1950, the average U.S. family’s income was $81.50 per week.) Note that the photo of the brooch alone shows it in the position indicated in the design patent (last photo), but you can wear the jewel in any position you wish. Scroll down to see the perfect bracelet to wear with this set.
    $ 245
    $ 245
  • $ 175

    Sapphire & Pavé Vermeil Bow 1950s Brooch by Marcel Boucher

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    This 1950s bow brooch set in gold-plated metal is another outstanding example of Boucher's work. The pavé curls, open-work sides and square-cut, faceted sapphire-glass stones that form the knot showcase his attention to detail. This brooch closes with a roll-over safety clasp. Scroll down to see the same design with emeralds.
    $ 175
    $ 175
  • 1950s clip on earrings with sapphire stones
    1950s sapphire glass earrings
    $ 195

    Sapphire 1950s Clip-on Earrings by Schreiner

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    These 1950s clip-on earrings with multiple shades, shapes, cuts, and sizes of sapphire glass are another example of Schreiner's genius, even though they are unsigned. The silver-tone setting features his dog-tooth prongs and donut-hole ear clips. These earrings can beautifully accessorize the latest fashion trends as well as your perennial favorites. Wear them with casual, office and evening attire to great acclaim!
    $ 195
    $ 195
  • Aurora borealis earrings with sapphire-blue stone
    Hattie Carnegie 1950s chandelier earrings
    $ 225

    Sapphire Aurora Borealis 1950s Chandelier Earrings by Hattie Carnegie

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    These aurora borealis (AB) ear clips with iridescent sapphire-blue stones are dazzling late-1950s chandeliers by Hattie Carnegie. They will certainly get you noticed!  The faceted round and pear-shaped AB stones flash shades of blue and purple. The setting is gold-tone metal. These luxuriously long earrings add movement and sparkle to your off-duty jeans or little black dress.
    $ 225
    $ 225
  • Hattie Carnegie pin with sapphire beads & gold wire
    Close-up view of bar pin front
    $ 165

    Sapphire Bead & Gold Wire 1950s Hattie Carnegie Pin

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    This tapered 1950s Hattie Carnegie pin features tiny deep-sapphire-blue glass beads and gold-tone wire wound in alternating rows. It is finished with a gold-tone back and roll-over safety clasp. Scroll down to another brooch in the same style, also by this maker, with tiny faux pearls and diamanté in a silver-tone setting. Both are great adornments for a jacket lapel.
    $ 165
    $ 165
  • Schiaparelli brooch with sapphire lava rocks
    Schiaparelli lava rock brooch in vertical position
    $ 425

    Sapphire Lava Rock & Amethyst 1950s Brooch by Elsa Schiaparelli

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    This Schiaparelli brooch is one of those pieces that should come with instructions for how to wear it. So I’m showing this exquisite 1950s creation in three different positions, hoping that at least one of them will appeal to you. Or you may think of a better one! This incredible brooch has two large sapphire-blue lava rocks in dog-tooth prongs embellished with sapphires and amethysts. The complementary glass stones are round and navette in shape. The lava rocks have an incredible iridescence (like a fire within), and the color combination is delicious. The setting is silver-tone metal with a roll-over safety clasp. This gorgeous statement piece is Schiaparelli at her best!
    $ 425
    $ 425
  • Blue sapphire costume earrings by Hattie Carnegie
    Sapphire poured-glass ear clips
    $ 245

    Sapphire Poured Glass Earrings by Hattie Carnegie

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    These blue sapphire costume earrings feature translucent poured glass in a delicately-detailed gold-tone setting. The design is timeless and versatile! These 1950s ear clips were one of the Hattie Carnegie creations chosen by the designer to walk the runway at Toronto Fashion Week for Spring 2019. He paired them with an Art Deco necklace in a similar blue worn by a model in a black-and-white houndstooth evening gown. I confess that I was both surprised and delighted with this choice, and the audience was definitely pleased. Although that necklace is no longer available, scroll down to see a similar piece.
    $ 245
    $ 245
  • Boucher flower brooch in gold w/sapphires & diamanté
    Close-up view of metal work
    $ 225

    Sapphire, Diamanté & Gold Boucher Flower Brooch

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    This Boucher flower brooch exemplifies the flowing motifs and textured metals of the period. Sapphire-glass stones and diamanté set in gold-tone form a beautiful bouquet with furled outside petals and a raised center. The pavé ribbon that ties the stems speaks to the maker’s attention to detail and design genius. This lovely jewel closes with a roll-over safety clasp. Just add faux or real diamond studs to complete your look.
    $ 225
    $ 225
  • Coro Duette pin in gold with sapphires & diamanté
    Gold spiral seashells Duette with jewels
    $ 195

    Sapphire, Diamanté & Gold Spiral Seashell Coro Duette

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    This Coro Duette pin looks like a pair of spiral seashells. The gold-plating is adorned with sapphire-glass baguettes and pavé centers. This Duette, Coro’s name for their double clip brooch, is like a '2-for-1' jewel! Wear it as a brooch or as separate dress clips. The double-prong fastener works well with heavier fabrics, such as wool blazers and dresses. The all-diamanté version of this piece appeared in a 1950 Coro ad in Life with the slogan “the perfect jewel of a gift” and with the price of $10.50! (In 1950, the average U.S. family income was $81.48 a week.) You can see the utility patent for the brooch mechanism here, shown below Coro's name.
    $ 195
    $ 195
  • 1950s necklace by Engel Brothers with sapphire & diamanté set in sterling
    Sterling necklace with faux sapphire & diamante
    $ 185

    Sapphire, Diamanté & Sterling 1950s Necklace by Engel Bros.

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    This 1950s necklace by Engel Bros. features a centerpiece of faceted, pear-shaped sapphire-glass stones along with round and navette diamanté. The setting is rhodium-plated, sterling silver. A square-cut faceted diamanté separates each link. This elegant and timeless necklace has a fold-over clasp.
    $ 185
    $ 185
  • Hattie Carnegie earrings with citrine, sapphire & onyx beads
    1950s colorful beaded cluster earrings by Hattie Carnegie
    $ 165

    Sapphire, Onyx & Citrine Bead Hattie Carnegie Earrings

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    These Hattie Carnegie earrings feature a cluster of sapphire-, onyx-, and chartreuse-glass beads. A prong-set, faceted citrine-glass stone surrounded by tiny onyx beads complete the design. Except for the black beads, all are coated with aurora borealis, which adds iridescence. This vibrant and unique late-1950s color combination is set in gold-tone metal. These colorful ear clips are a versatile addition to any jewelry wardrobe. They remind me of colors worn in the early episodes of Mad Men.
    $ 165
    $ 165
  • Silver leaf bracelet by Elsa Schiaparelli
    1950s silver leaf bracelet by Elsa Schiaparelli
    $ 295

    Silver Leaf Bracelet by Elsa Schiaparelli

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    This silver leaf bracelet by Elsa Schiaparelli is a true statement piece, at 1 3/4" wide. Each of the five panels has a trio of layered and textured leaves. Here she uses one of her favorite motifs to create a type of jewelry she favored – an unusual and bold bracelet. This piece has a fold-over clasp and safety chain. If you like this design, scroll down to see a brooch and earrings set by the same maker but with a different finish.
    $ 295
    $ 295
  • Vintage turquoise glass earrings w/sapphire accents
    Turquoise & sapphire ear clips by Alice Caviness
    $ 175

    Turquoise & Sapphire Earrings by Alice Caviness

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    These vintage turquoise glass earrings are an imaginative 1950s design by Alice Caviness. An unusual textured turquoise stone shaped like a thick button with some sparkle is the centerpiece. Glass beads in sapphire blue (coated with aurora borealis) and turquoise set in gold-tone filigree surround half of the turquoise center. The components are mounted (wired?) onto a filigree back that holds the ear clip. The earrings face each other, so they beautifully frame the face when worn. This pair showcases this designer’s clever mix of colors and materials.
    $ 175
    $ 175
  • Boucher pin of silver leaves with turquoise buds
    Close-up view of pin front
    $ 185

    Turquoise & Silver Leaf Marcel Boucher Pin

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    This Boucher pin has richly-textured silver-tone metal leaves paired with turquoise-glass buds. The blue stones have the gold-tone flecks and veins usually seen in the real gemstone. This tailored and elegant 1950s piece has a rhodium-plated back with a roll-over safety clasp. A great addition to the jewelry wardrobe of those who look best in cool colors.
    $ 185
    $ 185
  • Turquoise bead choker necklace with diamanté
    Full view of 1950s turquoise bead choker
    $ 195

    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.
    $ 195
    $ 195
  • Vintage glass bead bracelet in turquoise & diamante
    Turquoise glass bead bracelet w/diamante
    $ 155

    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.
    $ 155
    $ 155
  • Turquoise bead earrings with diamanté accents
    Turquoise & diamante 1950s ear clips
    $ 150

    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.
    $ 150
    $ 150
  • $ 175

    Turquoise, Diamanté & Gold Leaf 1950s Brooch by Hattie Carnegie

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    Tiny turquoise glass beads decorate the flower layer on this graceful and elegant 1950s brooch by Hattie Carnegie. The bottom layer is a furled leaf made from openwork, gold-tone metal. Both layers are pavé-embellished. The detail is superb, especially on the back, as one would expect from this maker. This piece closes with a roll-over safety clasp.
    $ 175
    $ 175