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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Gladys said...

I have a brooch that looks like the Haskell brooch. I got it after my mother passed away from her jewlery box she kept for her grandkids to play with. She also had a three strand beaded necklace that was a light blue in color with gold beads. I wear it with my white t-shirt and it never ceases to get compliments. I just wish the kids had not shredded the matching clip on earrings.

Also I went to an estate sale in Hollywood not long ago that had some beautiful Hattie Carangie jewlery but a collector snatched them up.

The Glamorous Housewife said...

*gasp* Stunning jewelry. J.Crew is doing some very similar looks right now.

Thanks doll,
The Glamorous Housewife

jennine said...

so pretty! i love it!

Couture Allure Vintage Fashion said...

I was at an antique market over the weekend. One jewelry seller had a mix of old and new. I spied a lovely brooch that looked very 40's. Turned it over and it was stamped Chico's. LOL!

Suzanne said...

Hey I love this blog and the pictures!
So vintage yet theyre perfect! I love the sixties!
I wanted to share with you guys this beautiful necklace, sixties I found these days on the web, and tell me maybe how this goes for a wedding I have in october??! (yellow dress)

lucitebox said...

I'll take necklace #1 and #2. Oh, and throw in the maltese cross. I have a suit I need to Coco-up a bit.

Couture Allure Vintage Fashion said...

Suzanne, that necklace is very pretty, but I think it has more of an 80's influence. Lucite, the maltese cross is my favorite!

Berry said...

Gorgeous! I especially love the first and the second necklace! They are so glamorous!

Sal said...

Already have many similar pieces to these ... and would LOVE to get my mitts on the rest!

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