Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Jewelry Trends - 1961

In 1961, dress silhouettes were very sleek and simple with no fussy necklines to be seen. Jewelry was an important way to accent that look. The hot trends in jewelry that year were:
- Drop earrings
- Multi-strand bead necklaces in short lengths
- Longer 22" length necklaces with larger beads
- Large chunky pins, many in floral shapes
- Bangle bracelets worn in pairs
- Large sparkling cocktail rings

From the Paris runway, Christian Dior necklace of grey, white, and black cut-crystal beads. Also came in a longer version.

From the Paris runway, Lanvin three strand necklace of faux pearls dotted with tiny rhinestones
From top to bottom:
- Miriam Haskell floral brooch with jet black stones
- Mimi di N.-Brania gilt and rhinestone ring
- Bergere gilded wire flower brooch with faux pearl center
- Scassi pin of gilt metal with rhinestones and a green stone at center
- Trifari pair of bracelets in gilt with pavé rhinestones

From top to bottom:
- Hattie Carnegie three strand necklace of terra cotta color beads
- Joseph Mazer ring with pavé rhinestones in clear and blue
- Monet 22" strand of gilt beads
- Monet four strand chocker of gilt beads (2 necklaces stacked here)
- Brania long necklace in gilt with black beads

From top to bottom:
- Castlecliff ring with huge baroque mock pearl and topaz colored stones
- Marvella Coutura three strand necklace in faux jade and gilt beads
- Marvella Coutura drop earrings with faux coral teardrops
- Sandor Goldberger maltese cross pin set with faux lapis stones

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