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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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Cultured Pearl Necklace with 9ct Gold & Pearl Clasp

Cultured Pearl Necklace with 9ct Gold & Pearl Clasp

£ 275
9ct Gold Bulldog Pendant with Ruby Eyes

9ct Gold Bulldog Pendant with Ruby Eyes

£ 395
18ct Gold Large Pear Shaped Aquamarine Ring with Diamond Set Shoulders

18ct Gold Large Pear Shaped Aquamarine Ring with Diamond Set Shoulders

£ 2950
18ct White Gold Pink Tourmaline & Diamond Cluster Ring

18ct White Gold Pink Tourmaline & Diamond Cluster Ring

£ 1650
French 18ct Gold Diamond Ring with Line Pattern

French 18ct Gold Diamond Ring with Line Pattern

£ 975
Cultured Pearl Double Strand Necklace With Emerald & Diamond Clasp

Cultured Pearl Double Strand Necklace With Emerald & Diamond Clasp

£ 3500
18ct White Gold Tramline Set Diamond Eternity Ring

18ct White Gold Tramline Set Diamond Eternity Ring

£ 950
18ct Gold Large Diamond Cluster Ring

18ct Gold Large Diamond Cluster Ring

£ 4250
French 18ct Gold Fringe Necklace

French 18ct Gold Fringe Necklace

£ 2250
14ct Gold Lapis & Diamond Tablet Ring

14ct Gold Lapis & Diamond Tablet Ring

£ 1500
Silver & Red Enamel Lily Pad Necklace by Finn Jensen

Silver & Red Enamel Lily Pad Necklace by Finn Jensen

£ 675
Platinum, Peridot & Diamond Square Shaped Ring

Platinum, Peridot & Diamond Square Shaped Ring

£ 3500
18ct Gold & Diamond Feather Brooch

18ct Gold & Diamond Feather Brooch

£ 1875
18ct Gold Sapphire Solitaire Ring

18ct Gold Sapphire Solitaire Ring

£ 2250
14ct Gold & Hard Stone Oak Leaf & Snail Brooch Set With Diamonds

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

£ 2250
1960's Silver & Cabochon Amethyst Bracelet

1960's Silver & Cabochon Amethyst Bracelet

£ 675
Silver & Marcasite Lizard Earrings

Silver & Marcasite Lizard Earrings

£ 150
Swiss Chalet 14ct Gold & Enamel Charm with Couple in Bed Inside

Swiss Chalet 14ct Gold & Enamel Charm with Couple in Bed Inside

£ 375
18ct White Gold, Sapphire & Diamond Boat Shaped Ring

18ct White Gold, Sapphire & Diamond Boat Shaped Ring

£ 1950
18ct Gold & Platinum Three Stone Sapphire & Diamond Cluster Ring

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

£ 2500
Large 15ct Gold Amethyst & Natural Split Pearl Ring

Large 15ct Gold Amethyst & Natural Split Pearl Ring

£ 1275
18ct White & Yellow Gold, Opal & Diamond Oval Cluster Earrings

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

£ 2250
French 18ct Gold Twissel Ring set with a Moonstone

French 18ct Gold Twissel Ring set with a Moonstone

£ 1500
Silver Croquet Mallet Tie Pin

Silver Croquet Mallet Tie Pin

£ 75
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
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
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
14ct White Gold Round Cultured Pearl & Diamond Earrings

14ct White Gold Round Cultured Pearl & Diamond Earrings

£ 1275
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 Filigree Maltese Charm

Silver Filigree Maltese Charm

£ 25
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
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, Marcasite & Blue Paste Clip Pendant on Necklace

Silver, Marcasite & Blue Paste Clip Pendant on Necklace

£ 525
Platinum Five Stone Diamond Ring

Platinum Five Stone Diamond Ring

£ 3500
Silver & Marcasite Twist Ring

Silver & Marcasite Twist Ring

£ 175
Silver Ring by Henning Koppel for Georg Jensen

Silver Ring by Henning Koppel for Georg Jensen

£ 375
Bernard Instone Silver Leaf Necklace, Bracelet & Earrings in Red Morocco Case

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

£ 1500
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
Danish Silver Collar

Danish Silver Collar

£ 550
Silver Bracelet by J Lauritzen

Silver Bracelet by J Lauritzen

£ 375
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
Alaskan Two Colour 14ct Gold & Diamond Heart Ring

Alaskan Two Colour 14ct Gold & Diamond Heart Ring

£ 975
Silver Bangle With Engraved Flower Motif

Silver Bangle With Engraved Flower Motif

£ 375
Silver & Marcasite Rose Brooch

Silver & Marcasite Rose Brooch

£ 175

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