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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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14ct White Gold Round Cultured Pearl & Diamond Earrings

14ct White Gold Round Cultured Pearl & Diamond Earrings

£ 1275
Silver Rope Design Curb Bracelet

Silver Rope Design Curb Bracelet

£ 250
Silver, Marcasite & Mother of Pearl Oval Cluster Earrings

Silver, Marcasite & Mother of Pearl Oval Cluster Earrings

£ 75
18ct Gold Ruby & Diamond Triple Twist Ring

18ct Gold Ruby & Diamond Triple Twist Ring

£ 675
Mid Century Heart Shaped Silver Locket

Mid Century Heart Shaped Silver Locket

£ 85
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 Crossover Design Ring set with Two Moonstones

Silver Crossover Design Ring set with Two Moonstones

£ 250
Silver & Enamel Mexican Necklace by Margot

Silver & Enamel Mexican Necklace by Margot

£ 750
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, Blue John & Marcasite Ring

Silver, Blue John & Marcasite Ring

£ 250
Silver Ring set with a Large Oval Moonstone

Silver Ring set with a Large Oval Moonstone

£ 250
Silver & Blue Enamel Collar by Einar Modahl

Silver & Blue Enamel Collar by Einar Modahl

£ 975
Georg Jensen Silver Brooch of a Doe & a Squirrel by Arno Malinowski

Georg Jensen Silver Brooch of a Doe & a Squirrel by Arno Malinowski

£ 675
Silver Moonlight Blossom Brooch by Arno Malinowski for George Jensen

Silver Moonlight Blossom Brooch by Arno Malinowski for George Jensen

£ 675
9ct Gold Horse Tie Pin

9ct Gold Horse Tie Pin

£ 175
18ct White Gold Triple Cluster Diamond Ring

18ct White Gold Triple Cluster Diamond Ring

£ 3950
18ct Gold Sapphire & Diamond Oval Cluster Ring with Baguette Diamonds on Either Side

18ct Gold Sapphire & Diamond Oval Cluster Ring with Baguette Diamonds on Either Side

£ 2950
Silver Gilt & White Enamel Necklace by David Andersen

Silver Gilt & White Enamel Necklace by David Andersen

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

Norwegian Silver, Black & White Enamel Bracelet by Bernard Meldahl

£ 375
Silver & Enamel Clip On Earrings Representing

Silver & Enamel Clip On Earrings Representing "Spring" by David Andersen

£ 375
18ct Gold, Diamond & Amethyst Ring with Intaglio of a Bird

18ct Gold, Diamond & Amethyst Ring with Intaglio of a Bird

£ 1500
18ct Gold Peridot & Diamond Oval Cluster Ring

18ct Gold Peridot & Diamond Oval Cluster Ring

£ 2500
Norwegian Silver Gilt & Enamel Butterfly Brooch by David Andersen

Norwegian Silver Gilt & Enamel Butterfly Brooch by David Andersen

£ 195
Norwegian Silver Gilt & Blue Enamel Butterfly Brooch by Ivar T Holth

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

£ 275
Large 18ct Gold, Emerald & Diamond Rectangular Ring

Large 18ct Gold, Emerald & Diamond Rectangular Ring

£ 12000
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
18ct Gold Sapphire & Diamond Cluster Ring

18ct Gold Sapphire & Diamond Cluster Ring

£ 3500
Norwegian Vintage Silver, White & Mauve Enamel Bracelet

Norwegian Vintage Silver, White & Mauve Enamel Bracelet

£ 525
Silver Gilt & White Enamel Daisy Earrings

Silver Gilt & White Enamel Daisy Earrings

£ 375
Silver, Marcasite, Faux Pearl & Paste Pendant

Silver, Marcasite, Faux Pearl & Paste Pendant

£ 275
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
Silver & Gold, Red & White Paste Line Bracelet

Silver & Gold, Red & White Paste Line Bracelet

£ 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
18ct Gold Three Stone Diamond Ring

18ct Gold Three Stone Diamond Ring

£ 1875
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 George Jensen

Silver Ring by Henning Koppel for George Jensen

£ 375
Silver & Marcasite Poodle Brooch

Silver & Marcasite Poodle Brooch

£ 85
18ct Gold & Diamond  Feather Brooch

18ct Gold & Diamond Feather Brooch

£ 1875
Small Silver & Marcasite Lizard Brooch

Small Silver & Marcasite Lizard Brooch

£ 75
Bernard Instone Silver Leaf Necklace, Bracelet & Earrings in Red Morocco Case

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

£ 1500
Moonstone & Marcasite Round Brooch

Moonstone & Marcasite Round Brooch

£ 295
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 Ring set with a Moonstone

Silver Ring set with a Moonstone

£ 0
Silver Bracelet by J Lauritzen

Silver Bracelet by J Lauritzen

£ 375
10ct Gold Large Opal Ring

10ct Gold Large Opal Ring

£ 1275