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Mid-Century (1950s)

By the 1950s the wartime years were well and truly over and spirits were high, despite the slow recovery of wealth. While still bigger, bolder and more colourful than the pre-war era, jewellery took on a lighter tone, along with women’s fashion.

1950s designs reflected the growth of the upper middle class and the return of expensive materials such as platinum and diamonds.

Large, colourful gemstones surrounded by diamonds and long strings of real pearls were a popular choice for those who could afford them, while costume jewellery became more sophisticated to meet the demand of the masses and it could be hard to pick out the fakes.

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18ct Gold & Platinum Large Diamond Cluster Ring

18ct Gold & Platinum Large Diamond Cluster Ring

£ 4950
Platinum, Rectangular Aquamarine & Diamond Ring

Platinum, Rectangular Aquamarine & Diamond Ring

£ 2500
Silver & Enamel Butterfly Brooch by David Andersen

Silver & Enamel Butterfly Brooch by David Andersen

£ 375
18ct White & Yellow Gold, Opal & Diamond Oval Cluster Earrings

18ct White & Yellow Gold, Opal & Diamond Oval Cluster Earrings

£ 2250
Silver Modernist Brooch by Henning Koppel for Georg Jensen

Silver Modernist Brooch by Henning Koppel for Georg Jensen

£ 395
18ct Gold, Cultured Pearl & Diamond Ring

18ct Gold, Cultured Pearl & Diamond Ring

£ 750
French 18ct Gold Twissel Ring set with a Moonstone

French 18ct Gold Twissel Ring set with a Moonstone

£ 1500
9ct Gold & Garnet Cluster Tie Pin

9ct Gold & Garnet Cluster Tie Pin

£ 110
14ct White & Yellow Gold, Pink Topaz & Diamond Pendant on 14ct Gold Chain

14ct White & Yellow Gold, Pink Topaz & Diamond Pendant on 14ct Gold Chain

£ 1500
Silver & Marcasite Ring

Silver & Marcasite Ring

£ 95
22ct Gold Wedding Ring

22ct Gold Wedding Ring

£ 395
18ct Gold & Diamond Leaf Earrings

18ct Gold & Diamond Leaf Earrings

£ 2950
9ct Gold Cabochon Citrine Tie Pin

9ct Gold Cabochon Citrine Tie Pin

£ 95
French Platinum Diamond & Emerald Ring

French Platinum Diamond & Emerald Ring

£ 6750
15ct Gold Emerald & Opal Tie Pin

15ct Gold Emerald & Opal Tie Pin

£ 175
14ct Gold Plain Bangle

14ct Gold Plain Bangle

£ 1150
French 18ct Gold Interwoven Design Bracelet in Original Case

French 18ct Gold Interwoven Design Bracelet in Original Case

£ 3950
Long Silver Prince of Wales Twist Chain

Long Silver Prince of Wales Twist Chain

£ 195
14ct White Gold Round Cultured Pearl & Diamond Earrings

14ct White Gold Round Cultured Pearl & Diamond Earrings

£ 1275
Silver, Marcasite & Mother of Pearl Oval Cluster Earrings

Silver, Marcasite & Mother of Pearl Oval Cluster Earrings

£ 75
18ct Gold & Diamond Three Row Cluster Ring

18ct Gold & Diamond Three Row Cluster Ring

£ 2750
Silver Dolphin Clip On Earrings by Arno Malinowski for Georg Jensen

Silver Dolphin Clip On Earrings by Arno Malinowski for Georg Jensen

£ 375
Silver Dolphin Earrings by Arno Malinowski for Georg Jensen

Silver Dolphin Earrings by Arno Malinowski for Georg Jensen

£ 375
Silver Dolphin Cufflinks by Arno Malinowski for Georg Jensen

Silver Dolphin Cufflinks by Arno Malinowski for Georg Jensen

£ 375
Georg Jensen Silver Earrings Designed by Henning Koppel

Georg Jensen Silver Earrings Designed by Henning Koppel

£ 350
Silver Ring set with a Large Oval Moonstone

Silver Ring set with a Large Oval Moonstone

£ 250
Silver Moonlight Blossom Brooch by Arno Malinowski for Georg Jensen

Silver Moonlight Blossom Brooch by Arno Malinowski for Georg Jensen

£ 675
Norwegian Silver, Black & White Enamel Bracelet by Bernard Meldahl

Norwegian Silver, Black & White Enamel Bracelet by Bernard Meldahl

£ 375
Norwegian Silver & White & Black Enamel Bracelet by Einar Modahl

Norwegian Silver & White & Black Enamel Bracelet by Einar Modahl

£ 675
Norwegian Silver Gilt & Blue Enamel Butterfly Brooch by Ivar T Holth

Norwegian Silver Gilt & Blue Enamel Butterfly Brooch by Ivar T Holth

£ 275
Silver & Granite Modernist Brooch by David Andersen

Silver & Granite Modernist Brooch by David Andersen

£ 375
Silver & Marcasite Lizard Earrings

Silver & Marcasite Lizard Earrings

£ 175
15ct Gold Round Earrings

15ct Gold Round Earrings

£ 150
Norwegian Vintage Silver, White & Mauve Enamel Bracelet

Norwegian Vintage Silver, White & Mauve Enamel Bracelet

£ 525
Silver, Marcasite, Faux Pearl & Paste Pendant

Silver, Marcasite, Faux Pearl & Paste Pendant

£ 275
Georg Jensen Silver Cufflinks Designed by  Harald Nielsen

Georg Jensen Silver Cufflinks Designed by Harald Nielsen

£ 375
Silver & Amethyst Bracelet

Silver & Amethyst Bracelet

£ 675
Silver, Marcasite & Blue Paste Clip Pendant on Necklace

Silver, Marcasite & Blue Paste Clip Pendant on Necklace

£ 525
Art Deco Silver Gilt & Blue Enamel Bracelet by Kristian Hestenes

Art Deco Silver Gilt & Blue Enamel Bracelet by Kristian Hestenes

£ 375
Platinum Five Stone Diamond Ring

Platinum Five Stone Diamond Ring

£ 3500
18ct Gold & Platinum Three Stone Sapphire & Diamond Cluster Ring

18ct Gold & Platinum Three Stone Sapphire & Diamond Cluster Ring

£ 2500
Silver & Marcasite Twist Ring

Silver & Marcasite Twist Ring

£ 175
Silver Gilt & White Enamel Bracelet by Volmer Balmer

Silver Gilt & White Enamel Bracelet by Volmer Balmer

£ 375
Silver Ring by Henning Koppel for Georg Jensen

Silver Ring by Henning Koppel for Georg Jensen

£ 375
18ct Gold & Diamond  Feather Brooch

18ct Gold & Diamond Feather Brooch

£ 1875
Bernard Instone Silver Leaf Necklace, Bracelet & Earrings in Red Morocco Case

Bernard Instone Silver Leaf Necklace, Bracelet & Earrings in Red Morocco Case

£ 1500
14ct Gold & Hard Stone Oak Leaf & Snail Brooch Set With Diamonds

14ct Gold & Hard Stone Oak Leaf & Snail Brooch Set With Diamonds

£ 2250
Silver Flower Brooch by Georg Jensen

Silver Flower Brooch by Georg Jensen

£ 675
Mexican Indian Design Silver Collar

Mexican Indian Design Silver Collar

£ 975
Scandinavian Silver Fringe Necklace

Scandinavian Silver Fringe Necklace

£ 975
Diamond Cluster 18ct Gold Modernist Ring

Diamond Cluster 18ct Gold Modernist Ring

£ 1275
Cultured Pearl Double Strand Necklace With Emerald & Diamond Clasp

Cultured Pearl Double Strand Necklace With Emerald & Diamond Clasp

£ 3500
Danish Silver Collar

Danish Silver Collar

£ 550
Silver Bracelet by J Lauritzen

Silver Bracelet by J Lauritzen

£ 375
10ct Gold Large Opal Ring

10ct Gold Large Opal Ring

£ 1275
Silver Blue & White Enamel Collar by David Andersen

Silver Blue & White Enamel Collar by David Andersen

£ 1275
18ct White & Yellow Gold, Diamond Cluster Ring

18ct White & Yellow Gold, Diamond Cluster Ring

£ 975
Silver Chain Necklace

Silver Chain Necklace

£ 375
Silver Charm Bracelet

Silver Charm Bracelet

£ 95
Carnelian Cross

Carnelian Cross

£ 125