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Hattie Carnegie Jewelry

This selection of Hattie Carnegie jewelry from the 1950s features bold and colorful necklaces, bracelets, brooches, earrings, and sets. Instead of producing fabulous fakes – imitations of fine jewelry – which were popular in the 1950s, the company’s designs and materials were innovative and distinctive. The beaded jewelry is particularly exceptional. Some pieces were designed in-house under Carnegie’s direction. Others were commissioned by various costume jewelry manufacturers. In partnership with Rose Roth, Carnegie opened her first shop in New York City in 1909. Ten years later, she bought out Rose and renamed the company Hattie Carnegie, Inc. They started marketing costume jewelry to accessorize their fashions in 1939. Read more about Hattie Carnegie.

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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • $ 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
  • 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
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    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
  • 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
  • $ 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
  • 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
  • $ 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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