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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 White Gold Tramline Set Diamond Eternity Ring

18ct White Gold Tramline Set Diamond Eternity Ring

£ 950
Silver & Marcasite Leaf Brooch

Silver & Marcasite Leaf Brooch

£ 95
Silver Round Locket with Engraved Leaf Detail

Silver Round Locket with Engraved Leaf Detail

£ 85
Silver Heart Shaped Locket with Engraved Detail

Silver Heart Shaped Locket with Engraved Detail

£ 75
15ct Gold Heart Shaped Pendant set with an Opal

15ct Gold Heart Shaped Pendant set with an Opal

£ 1650
Silver & Marcasite Wreath Brooch with Flowers Motif

Silver & Marcasite Wreath Brooch with Flowers Motif

£ 150
18ct White Gold Pink Tourmaline & Diamond Cluster Ring

18ct White Gold Pink Tourmaline & Diamond Cluster Ring

£ 1650
Silver Shield Shaped Grecian Charm

Silver Shield Shaped Grecian Charm

£ 40
Silver Parking Meter Charm

Silver Parking Meter Charm

£ 50
Silver Sagittarius Charm

Silver Sagittarius Charm

£ 50
18ct Gold, Cabochon Star Ruby & Diamond Cluster Ring

18ct Gold, Cabochon Star Ruby & Diamond Cluster Ring

£ 2950
Retro 14ct White & Rose Gold, Moonstone, Diamond & Ruby Double Fern Leaf Brooch attributed to Trifari

Retro 14ct White & Rose Gold, Moonstone, Diamond & Ruby Double Fern Leaf Brooch attributed to Trifari

£ 2650
18ct Gold, Diamond Cluster Ring

18ct Gold, Diamond Cluster Ring

£ 3950
Silver Sagittarius Charm

Silver Sagittarius Charm

£ 30
Silver Axe Charm

Silver Axe Charm

£ 35
Silver BisonCharm

Silver BisonCharm

£ 30
1950's 18ct White Gold Sapphire & Diamond Ballerina Ring

1950's 18ct White Gold Sapphire & Diamond Ballerina Ring

£ 4500
Mid Century Silver Rectangular Cufflinks With Floral Swirls, Designed by Henry Pilstrup for Georg Jensen

Mid Century Silver Rectangular Cufflinks With Floral Swirls, Designed by Henry Pilstrup for Georg Jensen

£ 525
18ct Gold Square Cufflinks set with Cabochon Cut Sapphires

18ct Gold Square Cufflinks set with Cabochon Cut Sapphires

£ 1875
14ct White Gold Narrow Box Link Chain

14ct White Gold Narrow Box Link Chain

£ 250
18ct Gold & Platinum, Single Stone Diamond Ring with Diamond Set Shoulders

18ct Gold & Platinum, Single Stone Diamond Ring with Diamond Set Shoulders

£ 2500
Silver & Marcasite Clip On Earrings

Silver & Marcasite Clip On Earrings

£ 185
14ct White Gold Round Cultured Pearl & Diamond Earrings

14ct White Gold Round Cultured Pearl & Diamond Earrings

£ 1275
Platinum Trace Link Chain

Platinum Trace Link Chain

£ 375
Silver Concave Disc Earrings by Georg Jensen

Silver Concave Disc Earrings by Georg Jensen

£ 375
18ct Gold & Platinum Three Stone Sapphire & Diamond Cluster Ring

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

£ 2950
18ct Gold, Aquamarine & Diamond Cluster Ring

18ct Gold, Aquamarine & Diamond Cluster Ring

£ 2950
9ct Gold Hobnail Design Square Cufflinks

9ct Gold Hobnail Design Square Cufflinks

£ 495
Georg Jensen Silver Double Leaf Earrings

Georg Jensen Silver Double Leaf Earrings

£ 375
14ct White & Yellow Gold, Pink Topaz & Diamond Pendant on 14ct Gold Chain

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

£ 1650
18ct Gold & Platinum, Green Tourmaline & Diamond Cluster Ring

18ct Gold & Platinum, Green Tourmaline & Diamond Cluster Ring

£ 2250
Tiny Silver Marcasite Cross Pendant

Tiny Silver Marcasite Cross Pendant

£ 50
Platinum & 18ct Gold Pearl & Diamond Cluster Earrings

Platinum & 18ct Gold Pearl & Diamond Cluster Earrings

£ 2250
18ct Gold Large Pear Shaped Blue Topaz Ring with Diamond Set Shoulders

18ct Gold Large Pear Shaped Blue Topaz Ring with Diamond Set Shoulders

£ 2950
Silver, Marcasite, Faux Pearl & Paste Pendant

Silver, Marcasite, Faux Pearl & Paste Pendant

£ 275
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
1960's Silver & Cabochon Amethyst Bracelet

1960's Silver & Cabochon Amethyst Bracelet

£ 675
Silver Heart Locket With Engraved Flower & Leaves

Silver Heart Locket With Engraved Flower & Leaves

£ 75
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
18ct Gold & Diamond Leaf Earrings

18ct Gold & Diamond Leaf Earrings

£ 2950
9ct Gold Cabochon Citrine Tie Pin

9ct Gold Cabochon Citrine Tie Pin

£ 95
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
Silver Dolphin Clip On Earrings by Arno Malinowski for Georg Jensen

Silver Dolphin Clip On Earrings 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
Silver & Granite Modernist Brooch by David Andersen

Silver & Granite Modernist Brooch by David Andersen

£ 375
Georg Jensen Silver Cufflinks Designed by Harald Nielsen

Georg Jensen Silver Cufflinks Designed by Harald Nielsen

£ 375
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