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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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    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.
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  • Schiaparelli necklace of onyx stones in silver leaves
    Onyx & silver leaves 1950s Schiaparelli necklace
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    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.
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    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.
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  • Boucher brooch with diamanté & opal art glass
    Close-up view of opal art glass
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    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!
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  • French art glass earrings in pastels
    Pale pink, green & blue glass bead earrings
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    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.
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  • Blown glass earrings by Louis Rousselet
    1950s Louis Rousselet earrings
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    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.
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    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!
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    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.
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    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.
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    USD$275.00
  • Vintage pearl earrings with Russian gold by Miriam Haskell
    Pearl & Russian gold earrings by Miriam Haskell
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    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.
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  • 1950s sterling silver and pearl bracelet
    Vintage sterling and pearl bracelet
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    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.
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    Pearl Basket French 1950s Dangle Earrings

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    A basket of glass pearls suspended from a large, single pearl dangle in these lovely 1950s French ear clips. Each pendant is 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 charming earrings, though unsigned, have the traditional French filigree back and ear clip used by Louis Rousselet. (His pieces were typically signed with only a paper hang tag.) These earrings 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!
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    USD$250.00
  • 1950s French pearl cluster earrings
    Made-in-France earrings in style of Louis Rousselet
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    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.
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    Pearl, Crystal Bead & Diamanté 1950s Bracelet by Hattie Carnegie

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    This 1950s bracelet has a gold-tone metal setting that holds a row of large diamanté with a row of smaller stones on either side. Faux pearls and faceted crystal beads dangle from this structure. This fun piece closes with a concealed clasp and safety chain. Another delightful confection with lots of movement from Hattie Carnegie. Scroll down to see one of her necklaces that looks great with this piece.
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    USD$225.00
  • Hattie Carnegie necklace with dangling pearls & crystals
    Gold mesh choker with dangling pearls & crystal beads
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    USD$325.00
  • 1950s costume jewelry: necklace and earrings set signed by Louis Rousselet
    Louis Rousselet signed necklace
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    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.
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    USD$1,795.00
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    Pearl, Hematite, Onyx & Diamanté 1950s Bangle by Miriam Haskell

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    This 1950s bangle by Miriam Haskell has faux pearls, onyx and hematite glass beads, and diamanté 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 which 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.
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  • Schiaparelli lava rock bracelet with shocking pink, pearls & diamante
    Lava rocks and AB stones dazzle in the light
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    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!
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    USD$275.00
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    Pink Tourmaline & Alexandrite 1950s Bracelet by Bogoff

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    Faceted pear-shaped pink tourmaline glass stones are mounted in decorative rhodium-plated links with a round alexandrite glass stones in this 1950s bracelet by Bogoff. The alexandrites change color from light blue to light purple, depending on the light. This piece closes with a tongue-in-groove clasp and safety chain. Scroll down to see the matching necklace and earrings.
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    Pink Tourmaline & Alexandrite 1950s Earrings by Bogoff

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    These 1950s ear clips by Bogoff feature a faceted pear-shaped pink tourmaline 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. Scroll down to see the matching bracelet and necklace.
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  • Pink tourmaline necklace with alexandrite, by Bogoff
    1950s Bogoff necklace with pink tourmaline and alexandrite
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    Pink Tourmaline & Alexandrite 1950s Necklace 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.
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  • Bogoff brooch with pink tourmaline & diamanté
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    Pink Tourmaline & Diamanté Snowflake 1950s Brooch by Bogoff

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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.
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