Time for another jewelry lesson from Joseph Schubach Jewelers. Since we’ve been in existence for 100 years (you read that right), we’ve seen styles come and go. Interestingly, they always tend to come full circle and as the song goes, “Everything Old is New Again.” So what did the 1950’s offer in the jewelry department?
Mid-century modernism influenced this period with the use of abstract sprays of diamonds in mixed cuts, starbursts and “atomic” shapes. Textured gold dominated this decade with Florentine finishes, foxtail chain, twisted rope, braided wire, mesh, reeding, fluting and piercing. Gold jewelry without gemstones was worn primarily in the daytime, with diamond jewelry for the evenings. Amethyst, turquoise, and coral were the favorite colored gemstones while cultured pearls were gaining acceptance into day wear.
Source: Joden World Resources