Quickview Vintage Earrings, 1950s Jewelry, Alice Caviness Jewelry
An unusual textured turquoise glass stone is the centerpiece of these 1950s earrings by Alice Caviness. It is shaped like a thick button and has some sparkle in it. Aurora borealis sapphire glass stones and turquoise glass beads set in gold-tone filigree surround half of the turquoise center. These beads 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 showcase this designer’s clever mix of colors and materials.
Quickview Vintage Brooches & Pins, 1950s Jewelry, Marcel Boucher Jewelry
Richly-textured silver-tone metal leaves are paired with turquoise-glass buds on this tailored and elegant 1950s brooch by Marcel Boucher. The turquoise stones have the gold-tone flecks and veins of the real gemstone. This piece has a rhodium-plated back with a roll-over safety clasp.
Quickview Vintage Necklaces, 1920s Jewelry, Unsigned Jewelry
This long (47″) Art Deco necklace features round and tubular-shaped turquoise-glass beads in various sizes connected with silver-tone chain. When I bought this versatile piece for my personal collection, I had my expert jeweler add the spring-ring clasp. The photos show this piece worn doubled; if you have a slim neck, you could also wear it tripled!
Quickview Vintage Earrings, 1950s Jewelry, Louis Rousselet Jewelry
These 1950s French ear clips feature a large turquoise art-glass nugget hanging from a matching button-shaped stone designed to adorn the earlobe. The filigree earring backs have the traditional French clips of the era – actually, they and the glass buttons are the same elements as those used by Louis Rousselet. The art glass is stunning, and the color is gorgeous!
Quickview Vintage Bracelets, 1950s Jewelry, Unsigned Jewelry
This 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 hinged bracelet 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.
Quickview Vintage Necklaces, 1950s Jewelry, Unsigned Jewelry
This 1950s necklace has molded turquoise-glass leaves with diamanté accents wired onto a brass-colored link base. The construction adds flexibility to this fun 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.
Quickview Vintage Earrings, 1950s Jewelry, Unsigned Jewelry
These colorful 1950s ear clips are fashioned from molded turquoise-glass leaves and diamanté woven onto a brass-colored filigree disk. This bold hue is great for spring/summer outfits but also adds splashes of fun and cheerfulness during fall and winter. These earrings have a matching necklace and bracelet – scroll down to see them.
Quickview Vintage Brooches & Pins, 1950s Jewelry, Hattie Carnegie Jewelry
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.