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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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  • $ 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
  • $ 185

    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.
    $ 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
  • $ 150

    Ruby, Diamanté & Gold Circle 1950s Brooch & Earrings Set by Marcel Boucher

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    Marcel Boucher designed a number of circle pins and earrings in the 1950s, and this set is a lovely example of this work. The gold-plated open-circle brooch is embellished with an arrow of pavé topped with ruby glass baguettes. The closed-circle earrings 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
  • $ 165

    Ruby, Diamanté & Pearl 1950s Dangle Earrings by Hattie Carnegie

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    Large, faceted ruby glass teardrops with diamanté caps are the focal point of these lovely and elegant ear clips by Hattie Carnegie. The rubies are suspended from two faux pearls – the top one adorns the earlobe. The setting is gold-tone. These 1950s earrings can go from day to evening wear with ease!
    $ 165
    $ 165
  • 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
  • $ 245

    Ruby, Onyx, Pearl, Diamanté & Gold Dangling 1950s Bracelet by Hobé

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    Prong-set diamanté surrounding gold-tone links decorated with dangling pearls, and ruby and onyx bi-color glass beads form this lively 1950s bracelet by Hobé.  It 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 purchase.
    $ 245
    $ 245