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Glamorous 1950s Jewellery and 50s Costume Jewellery

1950's Jewellery: Glamour and Glitz

1950s Sphinx BroochAs life began to return to normal after World War II, designs and styles changed again in the 1950s which brought new designs and innovative materials. In Great Britain, most of the fashions and trends were influenced by the Festival of Britain which took place in 1951, which was held to boost people's morale after World War II. Many of the exhibits featured innovative radical space age designs which filtered down into costume jewellery. War time restrictions were lifted and once again diamante (crystal) from Europe (mainly Austria) was integrated back into costume jewellery along with various base metals.

Across the Pond,. with the United States economy emerging flushed with victory after World War II, all those women who contributed in the war wanted to spoil and treat themselves after the austerity and gloom. Jewellery designers such as Christian Dior and Miriam Haskell responded with the emergence of big bold pieces with fabulous large rhinestones being integrated into brooches, necklaces,.earrings and bracelets.

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50s Jewellery: Colours

Colours: Gold
Gold
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Colours: Blue
Blue
(61)
Colours: Sparkling
Sparkling
(60)
Colours: Green
Green
(57)
Colours: Black
Black
(56)
Colours: Pink
Pink
(50)
Colours: White
White
(46)
Colours: Clear
Clear
(36)
Colours: Red
Red
(30)
Colours: Silver
Silver
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Colours: Purple
Purple
(23)
Colours: Cream
Cream
(23)
Colours: Brown
Brown
(20)
Colours: Grey
Grey
(17)
Colours: Orange
Orange
(17)
Colours: Yellow
Yellow
(15)
Colours: Turquoise
Turquoise
(8)
Colours: Beige
Beige
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50s Jewellery: Period

50s Jewellery: Period: 1950s
1950s
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50s Jewellery: Period: 1960s
1960s
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50s Jewellery: Materials

50s Jewellery: Materials: Glass
Glass
(217)
50s Jewellery: Materials: Diamante
Diamante
(194)
50s Jewellery: Materials: Goldtone
Goldtone
(172)
50s Jewellery: Materials: Beads
Beads
(118)
50s Jewellery: Materials: Silvertone
Silvertone
(115)
50s Jewellery: Materials: Lucite
Lucite
(113)
50s Jewellery: Materials: Crystal
Crystal
(78)
50s Jewellery: Materials: Plastic
Plastic
(65)
50s Jewellery: Materials: Amber
Amber
(43)
50s Jewellery: Materials: Citrine
Citrine
(19)
50s Jewellery: Materials: Enamel
Enamel
(18)
50s Jewellery: Materials: Moonglow
Moonglow
(17)
50s Jewellery: Materials: Mother of Pearl
Mother of Pearl
(15)
50s Jewellery: Materials: Pearls
Pearls
(14)
50s Jewellery: Materials: Aurora Borealis
Aurora Borealis
(13)
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50s Jewellery: Shapes

50s Jewellery: Shapes: Drop
Drop
(96)
50s Jewellery: Shapes: Round
Round
(24)
50s Jewellery: Shapes: Oval
Oval
(12)
50s Jewellery: Shapes: Heart
Heart
(11)
50s Jewellery: Shapes: Scallop
Scallop
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50s Jewellery: Shapes: Square
Square
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50s Jewellery: Shapes: Diamond
Diamond
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50s Jewellery: Types

50s Jewellery: Types: Necklaces
Necklaces
(336)
50s Jewellery: Types: Brooches
Brooches
(95)
50s Jewellery: Types: Bracelets
Bracelets
(32)
50s Jewellery: Types: Earrings
Earrings
(22)
50s Jewellery: Types: Bangles
Bangles
(16)
50s Jewellery: Types: Rings
Rings
(14)
50s Jewellery: Types: Pendants
Pendants
(13)
50s Jewellery: Types: Jewellery Sets
Jewellery Sets
(3)
50s Jewellery: Types: Handbags
Handbags
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1950s Jewellery Information

1950s Glamours Drop Diamante NecklacePlastics and metals were also very popular along with copper and enamel pieces by Matisse/Renoir. These designers were producing high quality well made pieces of jewellery which were not made to try to imitate the real thing but to create the the big bold glamorous, glitzy and luxurious look.

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