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Mid-Century Earrings (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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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
Silver Concave Disc Earrings by Georg Jensen

Silver Concave Disc Earrings by Georg Jensen

£ 375
Georg Jensen Silver Double Leaf Earrings

Georg Jensen Silver Double Leaf Earrings

£ 375
Platinum & 18ct Gold Pearl & Diamond Cluster Earrings

Platinum & 18ct Gold Pearl & Diamond Cluster Earrings

£ 2250
18ct White & Yellow Gold, Opal & Diamond Oval Cluster Earrings

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

£ 2250
18ct Gold & Diamond Leaf Earrings

18ct Gold & Diamond Leaf Earrings

£ 2950
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
Bernard Instone Silver Leaf Necklace, Bracelet & Earrings in Red Morocco Case

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

£ 1500
High Carat Gold Diamond Hoop Clip On Earrings

High Carat Gold Diamond Hoop Clip On Earrings

£ 2650