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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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  • Gold vermeil brooch w/sapphires & diamanté
    Sapphire center of bow
    USD$295.00

    Sapphire & Pavé Vermeil Brooch by Marcel Boucher

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    This gold vermeil brooch shaped like a bow 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 type of design – graceful, cut-out metal adorned with gems – was inspired by fine jewelers of the era. This piece closes with a roll-over safety clasp. Scroll down to see the same design with emeralds.
    USD$295.00
    USD$295.00
  • Vintage blue earrings w/melange of sapphire stones
    1950s Schreiner ear clips
    USD$275.00

    Sapphire 1950s Ear Clips by Schreiner

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    These vintage blue earrings with multiple shades, shapes, cuts, and sizes of sapphire-glass stones 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 ear clips can beautifully accessorize the latest fashion trends as well as your perennial favorites. Wear them with casual, office and evening attire to great acclaim!
    USD$275.00
    USD$275.00
  • Vintage chandelier earrings by Hattie Carnegie
    1950s chandelier earrings w/iridescent blue stones
    USD$395.00

    Sapphire Aurora Borealis Chandelier Earrings by Hattie Carnegie

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    These vintage chandelier earrings feature cascades of iridescent sapphire-blue stones. Long and luxurious, these 1950s ear clips by Hattie Carnegie's fashion house are guaranteed to get you noticed! The faceted round and pear-shaped glass stones are coated with aurora borealis, so they flash shades of blue and purple. Set in gold-tone metal, these dazzling earrings will add movement, sparkle, and sass to your off-duty jeans or little black dress.
    USD$395.00
    USD$395.00
  • Hattie Carnegie pin with sapphire glass beads & gold wire
    Close-up view of blue bar pin
    USD$225.00

    Sapphire Bead & Gold Wire 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 see another brooch in the same style, also by this maker, with tiny faux pearls and diamantés in a silver-tone setting. Both are great adornments for a jacket lapel, pocket, hat or purse. Or wear one as a barrette in your hair.
    USD$225.00
    USD$225.00
  • Schiaparelli brooch with sapphire lava rocks
    Schiaparelli lava rock brooch in vertical position
    USD$445.00

    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!
    USD$445.00
    USD$445.00
  • Blue sapphire costume earrings by Hattie Carnegie
    Hattie Carnegie earrings in blue glass
    USD$275.00

    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.
    USD$275.00
    USD$275.00
  • Boucher flower brooch in gold w/sapphires & diamanté
    Close-up view of metal work
    USD$295.00

    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.
    USD$295.00
    USD$295.00
  • 1950s earrings by Hattie Carnegie
    1950s colorful beaded cluster earrings
    USD$185.00

    Sapphire, Onyx & Citrine Bead 1950s Earrings

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    These 1950s earrings feature a cluster of sapphire-, onyx-, and yellow-green-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 by Hattie Carnegie are a versatile addition to any jewelry wardrobe. They remind me of costumes in the early episodes of Mad Men.
    USD$185.00
    USD$185.00
  • Silver leaf bracelet by Elsa Schiaparelli
    1950s silver leaf bracelet by Elsa Schiaparelli
    USD$295.00

    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.
    USD$295.00
    USD$295.00
  • Turquoise bead choker necklace with diamanté
    1950s turquoise bead choker
    USD$245.00

    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$245.00
    USD$245.00
  • Turquoise bead earrings with diamanté accents
    Turquoise & diamante 1950s ear clips
    USD$195.00

    Turquoise Bead Earrings with Diamantés

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    These turquoise bead earrings are fashioned from molded-glass leaves and diamantés hand-woven onto a brass-colored filigree disk. This bold hue was the height of fashion in the 1950s. Still 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$195.00
    USD$195.00
  • Vintage glass bead bracelet in turquoise & diamante
    Turquoise glass bead bracelet w/diamante
    USD$195.00

    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$195.00
    USD$195.00
  • Vintage gold brooch with turquoise & diamanté accents
    Close-up view of layered, jeweled brooch
    USD$275.00

    Turquoise, Diamanté & Gold Brooch by Hattie Carnegie

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    This vintage gold brooch is a graceful and elegant 1950s jewel by Hattie Carnegie. The bottom layer is a furled leaf made from openwork, gold-tone metal. Tiny turquoise-glass beads decorate the flower layer on top. Both layers are pavé-embellished. The detail is superb, especially on the back, as one would expect from this fashion house. This piece closes with a roll-over safety clasp. Just add your own gold hoop or diamond stud earrings.
    USD$275.00
    USD$275.00