Jewellery may be a timeless investment, but there’s no denying that the shapes, sizes and trends of jewellery have evolved hundreds of times across the decades. With that in mind, welcome to our newest series of blogs, ‘Jewellery trends of the past’, which will tell you all you need to know about jewellery trends from times gone by. This week, the 1950s…
The 1950s is a period that’s universally recognised for its traditional styles and wholesome values, so it’s unsurprising that most of the jewellery of this era was prim and pretty rather than wild and rebellious. Conventional precious metals such as gold were used to create simple style for daytime wear, and women would save their more valuable pieces (usually adorned with diamonds or pearls) for evening and special occasions.
However, in the latter half of the 1950s, costume jewellery became increasingly popular, and the industry saw the introduction of a greater range of colours and cuts. Costume jewellery was almost always sold in a set so that women could match their earrings, necklaces and bracelets with minimal effort and maximum impact. This type of jewellery complimented the clean lines and pencil skirts that were popular in the fashion industry at the time.
If you’re looking for a piece of 50’s style jewellery, why not pay a visit to the stores of Hatton Garden? With hundreds of jewellers stocking a variety of antique, vintage and heirloom jewellery, you’re bound to find something to suit your style.