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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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Recommended - 50s Jewellery Items

We have searched our database of vintage jewellery items for '50s Jewellery' and have found 360 items for you. We have provided a series of Summary Tabs, which will let you access all the item results broken down by category such as date period or colour.

50s Jewellery: Pages

Below we have grouped all of the 50s Jewellery we can find into 15 pages of 25 items at a time. You may click on the page buttons to navigate through these pages.

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50s Jewellery: Price Range


Under £40 (315)£40 to £80 (36)£80 to £120 (3)£120 to £160 (2)£160 to £200 (3)£200 to £240 (1)

50s Jewellery: Colours

Colours: Gold
Gold
(80)
Colours: Sparkling
Sparkling
(57)
Colours: Black
Black
(48)
Colours: Green
Green
(46)
Colours: Blue
Blue
(43)
Colours: Pink
Pink
(37)
Colours: Clear
Clear
(30)
Colours: White
White
(30)
Colours: Red
Red
(23)
Colours: Silver
Silver
(22)
Colours: Cream
Cream
(19)
Colours: Purple
Purple
(18)
Colours: Yellow
Yellow
(14)
Colours: Brown
Brown
(12)
Colours: Grey
Grey
(12)
Colours: Orange
Orange
(9)
Colours: Turquoise
Turquoise
(4)
Colours: Beige
Beige
(2)

50s Jewellery: Period

50s Jewellery: Period: 1950s
1950s
(583)
50s Jewellery: Period: 1960s
1960s
(5)

50s Jewellery: Materials

50s Jewellery: Materials: Goldtone
Goldtone
(147)
50s Jewellery: Materials: Glass
Glass
(147)
50s Jewellery: Materials: Diamante
Diamante
(146)
50s Jewellery: Materials: Beads
Beads
(102)
50s Jewellery: Materials: Lucite
Lucite
(95)
50s Jewellery: Materials: Silvertone
Silvertone
(91)
50s Jewellery: Materials: Plastic
Plastic
(50)
50s Jewellery: Materials: Crystal
Crystal
(47)
50s Jewellery: Materials: Amber
Amber
(32)
50s Jewellery: Materials: Citrine
Citrine
(19)
50s Jewellery: Materials: Pearls
Pearls
(14)
50s Jewellery: Materials: Moonglow
Moonglow
(14)
50s Jewellery: Materials: Enamel
Enamel
(13)
50s Jewellery: Materials: Aurora Borealis
Aurora Borealis
(13)
50s Jewellery: Materials: Mother of Pearl
Mother of Pearl
(11)
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50s Jewellery: Shapes

50s Jewellery: Shapes: Drop
Drop
(85)
50s Jewellery: Shapes: Round
Round
(23)
50s Jewellery: Shapes: Oval
Oval
(10)
50s Jewellery: Shapes: Scallop
Scallop
(6)
50s Jewellery: Shapes: Square
Square
(5)
50s Jewellery: Shapes: Heart
Heart
(4)
50s Jewellery: Shapes: Diamond
Diamond
(2)

50s Jewellery: Types

50s Jewellery: Types: Necklaces
Necklaces
(244)
50s Jewellery: Types: Brooches
Brooches
(60)
50s Jewellery: Types: Bracelets
Bracelets
(28)
50s Jewellery: Types: Earrings
Earrings
(20)
50s Jewellery: Types: Bangles
Bangles
(14)
50s Jewellery: Types: Rings
Rings
(10)
50s Jewellery: Types: Pendants
Pendants
(7)
50s Jewellery: Types: Jewellery Sets
Jewellery Sets
(3)
50s Jewellery: Types: Handbags
Handbags
(1)
Here is a selection of 50s Jewellery as thumbnails. To view an item's details; firstly hover over the thumbnail image and then either click the thumbnail or the text link below it to view the full details.
£45.00 - 1950s Style Chunky Clear Amber  Lucite Reverse Carved Flower Bangle
1950s Style Chunky Clear Amber Lucite Reverse Carved Flower Bangle
£14.40 - Vintage 50s 2 Row Purple & Clear Lucite Bead Necklace
Vintage 50s 2 Row Purple & Clear Lucite Bead Necklace
£20.40 - Vintage 50s Sparkling Diamante & Gold Mesh Necklace
Vintage 50s Sparkling Diamante & Gold Mesh Necklace
£14.40 - Vintage 50s Sparkling Crystal Glass Bead Necklace WOW
Vintage 50s Sparkling Crystal Glass Bead Necklace WOW
£26.40 - 1950s Fancy Silver Filigree Link Tigers Eye Necklace
1950s Fancy Silver Filigree Link Tigers Eye Necklace
£28.00 - Vintage 50s  Glam Teardrop Shaped Diamante Scallop Drop Necklace
Vintage 50s Glam Teardrop Shaped Diamante Scallop Drop Necklace
£9.60 - Vintage 50s Mint Green Glass Faux Pearl Bead Necklace
Vintage 50s Mint Green Glass Faux Pearl Bead Necklace
£18.00 - 1950s Style Chunky Lucite Confetti Clear & Red Necklace
1950s Style Chunky Lucite Confetti Clear & Red Necklace
£22.40 - Vintage 1950s Aurora Borealis Rhinestone Diamante Flower Spray Brooch
Vintage 1950s Aurora Borealis Rhinestone Diamante Flower Spray Brooch
£16.80 - Vintage 50s Long Sparkling Crystal Glass Bead Necklace
Vintage 50s Long Sparkling Crystal Glass Bead Necklace
£16.80 - Vintage 50s Fab 9 Row Graduating Silver Chain Necklace
Vintage 50s Fab 9 Row Graduating Silver Chain Necklace
£14.40 - 1950s Smokey Quartz & Clear Glass Bead Choker Necklace
1950s Smokey Quartz & Clear Glass Bead Choker Necklace
£18.00 - Vintage 50s Chunky Chocolate Brown Glass Bead Necklace
Vintage 50s Chunky Chocolate Brown Glass Bead Necklace
£21.60 - 1950s BIG AB Diamante & Blue Gold Flecked Glass Brooch
1950s BIG AB Diamante & Blue Gold Flecked Glass Brooch
£26.40 - Vintage 50s Stunning Teardrop Design Diamante Necklace
Vintage 50s Stunning Teardrop Design Diamante Necklace
£28.80 - Vintage 50s Blue Enamel & Diamante Flower Link Necklace
Vintage 50s Blue Enamel & Diamante Flower Link Necklace
£15.60 - Vintage 50s Style 3 Row Grey Faux Pearl Bead Bracelet
Vintage 50s Style 3 Row Grey Faux Pearl Bead Bracelet
£21.60 - Vintage 50s Fab Quality Crystal Glass Bead Necklace Diamante Clasp
Vintage 50s Fab Quality Crystal Glass Bead Necklace Diamante Clasp
£20.40 - Vintage 50s Soft Gold Glass Faux Pearl Bead Necklace
Vintage 50s Soft Gold Glass Faux Pearl Bead Necklace
£30.00 - 1950s Style Pink Faux Pearl Bead Cluster Drop Necklace
1950s Style Pink Faux Pearl Bead Cluster Drop Necklace
£10.80 - Vintage 50s Crystal Glass AB Drop Clip On Earrings WOW
Vintage 50s Crystal Glass AB Drop Clip On Earrings WOW
£12.00 - 1950s Style Blue and Clear Faceted Lucite Stone Flower Shaped Brooch
1950s Style Blue and Clear Faceted Lucite Stone Flower Shaped Brooch
£26.40 - 1950s 2 Row Faux Pearl & Green Art Glass Bead Necklace
1950s 2 Row Faux Pearl & Green Art Glass Bead Necklace
£50.40 - 1950s FAB Pink Diamante Flower Bead Drop Gold Necklace
1950s FAB Pink Diamante Flower Bead Drop Gold Necklace
£24.00 - Vintage 50s Sparkling AB Diamante & MOP Floral Necklace
Vintage 50s Sparkling AB Diamante & MOP Floral Necklace

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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