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Vintage 1950's 14 karat Gold and Pearl Designer Ring
Located in Jerusalem, IL
A Unique Ring created by a designer at some point in time in some location or another, You can see
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20th Century Dome Rings

Materials

Pearl, 14k Gold

1950's 2.50CT(Est). Diamond 12mm Pearl ring 14K
Located in Chicago, IL
pearl and diamond cocktail ring set with one 11.8MM white pearl (most likely South Sea pearl, very white
Category

Vintage 1950s Unknown Retro Cocktail Rings

Materials

Diamond, Pearl, 14k Gold

1950's Amethyst Seed Pearl 14 Karat Yellow Gold Rectangular Cocktail Ring
Located in Boca Raton, FL
This exquisite statement ring from the 1950s showcases a striking amethyst, its rich, deep purple
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Mid-20th Century Contemporary Cocktail Rings

Materials

Amethyst, Pearl, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Vintage 1950’s Platinum Diamond Pearl Dome Bombe Cocktail Ring 6.70cttw Sz 6
Located in Winter Springs, FL
A knockout vintage 1950’s dome ring done in platinum and set with approximately 6.70cttw in G-J
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Vintage 1950s Contemporary Cocktail Rings

Materials

Diamond, Pearl, Platinum

French 1950s Diamond Cultured Pearl 18 Karat White Gold Ring
Located in Poitiers, FR
the pearl : 5,5/6 mm approximately. Thickness : 6.3 mm approximately, width of the ring at the base
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Vintage 1950s French Retro Engagement Rings

Materials

Cultured Pearl, Pearl, White Diamond, Diamond, White Gold, 18k Gold, Gold

Ladies Gold Ring with Pearls and Diamonds, 1950s
Located in Berlin, DE
Ladies gold ring with pearls and diamonds, 1950s 14 carat gold Europe, 1950s 3 beads (5 mm) 1
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Mid-20th Century German Modern Fashion Rings

Materials

Diamond, Natural Pearl, 14k Gold

1950s Crown Setting with Pearl and Diamonds Ring
Located in New York, NY
The ring is finely crafted in 14k white gold with center pearl and diamonds weighing approximately
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Vintage 1950s American More Rings

Materials

Diamond, Pearl, 14k Gold

1950s Cultured Pearl and 1.02 Carat Diamond Platinum Cluster Ring
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
An impressive vintage cultured pearl and 1.02 carat diamond, platinum cluster style cocktail ring
Category

Vintage 1950s Unknown Cocktail Rings

Materials

Diamond, Pearl, Cultured Pearl, Platinum

1950s Diamond and Pearl Rose Gold Cocktail Ring
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
impressive vintage pearl and diamond ring has been crafted in 14k rose and yellow gold with a 14k white gold
Category

Vintage 1950s Unknown Engagement Rings

Materials

Pearl, Diamond, Gold, Yellow Gold, White Gold, Rose Gold, 14k Gold

Vintage 1950s Pearl and Diamond White Gold Engagement Ring
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
cocktail ring; part of our diverse jewelry and estate jewelry collections. This fine and impressive pearl
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Vintage 1950s Unknown Retro Cocktail Rings

Materials

Diamond, Pearl, 10k Gold, White Gold

Vintage 1950s German Pearl Diamond Yellow Gold Cocktail Ring
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
impressive pearl and diamond ring has been crafted in 14k yellow gold with a 14k white gold setting. The
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Vintage 1950s German Cocktail Rings

Materials

Pearl, Diamond, Yellow Gold, White Gold, 14k Gold, Gold

1950s Cultured Pearl and Diamond Yellow Gold Twist Ring
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
ring; part of our diverse pearl and diamond jewelry collections. This fine and impressive pearl and
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20th Century Unknown Cocktail Rings

Materials

Cultured Pearl, Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, White Gold

French 1950s Art Deco Style Cultured Pearl Onyx 18 Karat White Gold Ring
Located in Poitiers, FR
1950s. Our opinion : In the style of the Art Deco onyx and pearl ring, it sits perfectly on the finger
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Vintage 1950s French Art Deco Engagement Rings

Materials

Pearl, Cultured Pearl, Onyx, Gold, 18k Gold, White Gold

Vintage 1950s Diamond and Pearl Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
ring; part of our vintage jewelry/estate jewelry collections. This fine and impressive vintage pearl
Category

Vintage 1950s Unknown Three-Stone Rings

Materials

Diamond, Pearl, Platinum

French 1950s 2.30 Carat Opal Pearl 18 Karat Yellow Gold Cluster Ring
Located in Poitiers, FR
Ring in 18 karat yellow gold, eagle head hallmark. Charming retro ring, it is decorated with a
Category

Vintage 1950s French Retro Cluster Rings

Materials

Pearl, Opal, Yellow Gold, 18k Gold, Gold

Vintage 1950s Cultured Pearl and 1.23 Carat Diamond Yellow Gold Cocktail Ring
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
This stunning, fine and impressive pearl and diamond dress ring has been crafted in 14k yellow gold
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Vintage 1950s German Retro Cluster Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Pearl, Cultured Pearl, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

French 1950s Turquoise Cultured Pearls 18 Karat Rose Gold Ring
Located in Poitiers, FR
Ring in 18 karat rose gold, eagle head hallmark. Thin antique ring, its ring is joined retaining in
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Vintage 1960s French Retro Three-Stone Rings

Materials

Cultured Pearl, Turquoise, Pearl, Rose Gold, 18k Gold, Gold

Retro Pearl Sputnik Ring, 14K Yellow Gold, Vintage 1950s Space Theme Statement
Located in Austin, TX
This fabulous vintage ring has classic 1950s retro sputnik styling. Small cultured pearls alternate
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Mid-20th Century American Retro Cluster Rings

Materials

Pearl, Yellow Gold, 14k Gold

Cultured Pearl and Diamond Cluster Ring
Located in Firenze, IT
Cultured pearl approximately 10mm and diamond cluster ring. Size : 7 1/4 Weight: 7,9gr.
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Retro Cluster Rings

Materials

Diamond, Cultured Pearl, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

14 Karat Gold Mabe Pearl Ring Handcrafted
Located in Wallkill, NY
Wonderful Mabe Pearl Ring set in 14K Gold. Hand crafted setting. 17.5mm Mabe Pearl. Ring is a size
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Vintage 1950s Cocktail Rings

Materials

Pearl, 14k Gold

Antique Pearl and Turquoise Sunflower Design Cocktail Ring
By KIMBERLY
Located in Miami, FL
Antique Sunflower Design Pearl & Turquoise Cocktail Ring. The ring is made of 14k solid gold and
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Vintage 1950s Unknown Arts and Crafts Cocktail Rings

Materials

Natural Pearl, 14k Gold

Vintage 14 karat Gold and Pearl Handmade Vintage Ring
Located in Jerusalem, IL
probably in the 1950's - 60's. A unique heptagon holds in it a 6 mm cultured pearl. The Shank as decorative
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Mid-20th Century Post-War Dome Rings

Materials

Pearl, Gold, 14k Gold

Antique Pearl Sapphire ring. 20k white gold engraved Open ring. 1920s 20k Gold
Located in Port Charlotte, FL
Vintage from the 1950s Size: 5 US Materials: Gold Gemstone: Pearl Gem color: White Band color
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Early 2000s Fashion Rings

Materials

Pearl, White Gold

Mid-Century Cultured Pearl and Diamond Platinum Ring, circa 1950s
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
One pink kunzite and diamond 18K yellow gold and platinum ring featuring one oval brilliant cut
Category

20th Century Cocktail Rings

Materials

Platinum

Pearl & Diamond Bypass Ring Midcentury French GIA Certified
Located in Southbury, CT
This exceedingly well-made cultured Akoya pearl bypass ring was created from gleaming 18K white
Category

Mid-20th Century Retro Cocktail Rings

Materials

Diamond, Pearl, 18k Gold

14 Karat Yellow Gold Diamond and Pearl Ring
Located in Los Angeles, CA
14 karat yellow gold ring with a Mabel pearl and surrounding diamonds / Made in Italy 1950s Ring
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Mid-20th Century Italian Cocktail Rings

Materials

Diamond, Pearl, Yellow Gold, 14k Gold

Jade & Pearl Ring Certified Untreated
Located in Southbury, CT
natural pearls in this ever-stylish 14K white gold halo ring from the early 1950s. The jade stone is
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Vintage 1950s American Retro Cocktail Rings

Materials

Jade, Pearl, 14k Gold

18 Karat White Gold Diamond and Pearl Ring
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vintage ring with 18 karat white gold band, one large Australia pearl of 13 mm and brilliant
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Mid-20th Century Italian Bridal Rings

Materials

Diamond, Pearl, 18k Gold

Mid-Century Pearl Diamond Platinum Ring
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
-Century ring from the 1950s is a beautiful blend of elegance and timeless design, crafted in luxurious
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Vintage 1950s Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Pearl, Platinum

MId Century Cultured Pearl & Old Cut Diamond Ring Circa 1950
Located in Firenze, IT
Everything about this vintage pearl and diamond ring is wonderful. The old European cut diamond in
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Vintage 1950s Italian Retro Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Cultured Pearl, Platinum

Mid-Century South Sea Pearl and Diamond Platinum Ring
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
One Mid-Century South Sea pearl and diamond platinum ring featuring one oval shaped, white South
Category

Vintage 1950s Cocktail Rings

Materials

Diamond, South Sea Pearl, Platinum

Diamond Twin Pearl ring. 14k Ever Us bypass ring.
Located in Port Charlotte, FL
Vintage from the 1950s Size: 4 1/2 US Materials: Stone Gemstone: Pearl Gem color: Colorless Band
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Early 2000s Fashion Rings

James Parker Sterling Silver Pearl San Diego California Modernist Ring
By James Parker
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Double layered sterling silver modernist ring with pearl created by San Diego studio jeweler, James
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Vintage 1950s American Modernist Cocktail Rings

Materials

Pearl, Sterling Silver

Mid Century Pearl Diamond Platinum Cluster Ring
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
resized Gram weight: 6.91 This exquisite mid-century ring from the 1950s showcases a stunning 8.7mm South
Category

Vintage 1950s Cocktail Rings

Materials

Diamond, South Sea Pearl, Platinum

Mid Century Pearl Diamond Platinum Cluster Ring
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
resized Gram weight: 6.91 This exquisite mid-century ring from the 1950s showcases a stunning 8.7mm South
Category

Vintage 1950s Cocktail Rings

Materials

Diamond, South Sea Pearl, Platinum

Antique shield ring. Sapphire pearl seed. 14k Filigree Open scroll ring.
Located in Port Charlotte, FL
color: Gold Style: Art deco Very beautiful Art Deco pearl seed and sapphire ring. Filigree open design
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Early 2000s Fashion Rings

Romantic Antique Rubellite Tourmaline & Seed Pearl Ring in Yellow Gold
Located in Bloomington, MN
Romantic Antique Rubellite Tourmaline & Seed Pearl Ring in Yellow Gold Introducing this beautiful
Category

Mid-20th Century Modernist Fashion Rings

Materials

Pearl, Rubelite, Tourmaline, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Pearl and Diamond Cluster Ring
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
1950s in the Victorian style, this lovely ring features a 4.9mm white button pearl with a grayish-pink
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20th Century Engagement Rings

Miriam Haskell Pearl Fringe Ring
By Miriam Haskell
Located in New York, NY
Miriam Haskell signature baroque faux pearl fringe cocktail ring of Russian gilt martele metal and
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Vintage 1950s American Cluster Rings

Materials

Gilt Metal

Carven Pearl & Gilt Temple Ring
By Carven
Located in New York, NY
Carven signature Florentine gold and faux pearl stepped Temple ring, circa 1960. Carven was
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Vintage 1960s French Fashion Rings

Materials

Gilt Metal

Vintage Pearl 18ct White Gold 2.35ct Diamond Ballerina Ring
Located in London, GB
Discover the elegance of our 18ct white gold ring, showcasing a lustrous white pearl surrounded by
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21st Century and Contemporary English Modern Cocktail Rings

Materials

Diamond, Pearl, 18k Gold, White Gold

Amethyst Seed Pearl Ring Vintage 14k Yellow Gold Estate Fine Jewelry
Located in Torrance, CA
Stylish vintage amethyst & seed pearl ring (circa 1950s to 1960s) crafted in 14 karat yellow gold
Category

Mid-20th Century Unknown Retro Cocktail Rings

Materials

Amethyst, Pearl, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Miriam Haskell Baroque Pearl Cluster Ring
By Miriam Haskell
Located in New York, NY
Miriam Haskell hand sewn faux baroque pearl cluster ring in signature Russian Gilt dimpled and
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Vintage 1950s American Cluster Rings

Materials

Gilt Metal

French 1950s Diamond 18 Karat Rose Gold Ring
Located in Poitiers, FR
1950s. Our opinion : intended for a slender hand, this antique diamond ring can also be worn on the
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Vintage 1950s French Retro Dome Rings

Materials

White Diamond, Diamond, Rose Gold, 18k Gold, Gold

Vintage 5.40 Carat Natural Jade Ring, circa 1950s
Located in London, GB
setting, which has lovely detailing on the gallery. This pretty ring dates to the 1950s. Gemstone: Jade
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Vintage 1950s Unknown Cocktail Rings

Materials

Jade, 18k Gold

French 1950s Diamond 18 Karat Rose Gold Dome Ring
Located in Poitiers, FR
arabesques, gold pearls and plant motifs on the start of the ring. Diamond weight : 0.28 carat approximately
Category

Vintage 1950s French Retro Dome Rings

Materials

White Diamond, Diamond, Rose Gold, 18k Gold, Gold

1950s Diamonds 18 Karat Yellow Gold Platinum Retro Ring
Located in Poitiers, FR
, supported on either side by 2x3 falling gold pearls, the whole forming the start of the ring in a chiseled
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Vintage 1950s French Retro Dome Rings

Materials

White Diamond, Diamond, Gold, Platinum, Yellow Gold, 18k Gold

Retro Period, 18 Karat White Gold, Pearl, and Diamond Ring
Located in Brisbane City, QLD
centre with the beautiful white pearl. The ring has a bold design reminiscent of the 1940s and 1950s
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Mid-20th Century Spanish Retro Cocktail Rings

Materials

Pearl, Diamond, Gold, White Gold, 18k Gold

Miriam Haskell Pearl and Rose Montees Ring
By Miriam Haskell
Located in New York, NY
Miriam Haskell rare Nail head baroque pearl cocktail ring in signature Russian and silver gilt
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Vintage 1950s American Cocktail Rings

Materials

Gilt Metal

William Ruser 1950 Cocktail Ring 18kt Gold Platinum with Natural Pearl & Diamond
By William Ruser
Located in Miami, FL
Cocktail ring with natural pearl designed by William Ruser. Beautiful cocktail ring, created in
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Vintage 1950s American Post-War Cocktail Rings

Materials

Natural Pearl, Pearl, White Diamond, Diamond, Platinum, Yellow Gold, 18k...

13.46 Carat Citrine and Diamond Pearl and Yellow Gold Cocktail Ring
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
seed pearls, which are framed by twenty-three bezel set Dutch cut diamonds. The bifurcated ring
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Vintage 1950s Dutch Cocktail Rings

Materials

Pearl, Diamond, Citrine, Gold, Yellow Gold, 14k Gold

1950s 2.65 Carat Diamonds 18 Karat White Gold Flower Ring
Located in Poitiers, FR
jewelry - Work from the 1950's. Our opinion : This antique diamond flower ring has a large volume but a
Category

Vintage 1950s French Retro Cluster Rings

Materials

White Diamond, Diamond, Platinum, White Gold, 18k Gold, Gold

French 1950s Retro Diamond 18 Karat Yellow Gold Solitaire Ring
Located in Poitiers, FR
Ring in 18 karat yellow gold, eagle head hallmark. Antique solitaire ring featuring an intermediate
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Vintage 1950s French Retro Solitaire Rings

Materials

White Diamond, Diamond, Yellow Gold, 18k Gold, Gold

Berca Original 1950s Yellow Beryl Champaigne Diamond Crown Shaped Cocktail Ring
By Berca Atelier
Located in Valenza, IT
One-of a-kind, Original 1950's, Natural Oval Yellow Beryl in a Champaigne Diamond Hand Inlaid
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20th Century Italian Modern Cocktail Rings

Materials

Yellow Beryl, Pearl, Diamond, Brown Diamond, Beryl, 18k Gold

Mid-Century 3.52 CTW Diamond Pinctada Pearl Platinum Toi-Et-Moi Vintage Ring GIA
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Bypass style ring terminates with a pearl and an old mine cut diamond - both with pierced baskets
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Vintage 1950s Cocktail Rings

Materials

Diamond, Pearl, Platinum

1950s 0, 30 Diamond 18 Karat White and Rose Gold Retro Ring
Located in Poitiers, FR
Ring in 18 karat rose and white gold. This antique ring is set with a brilliant-cut diamond. On
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Vintage 1950s French Retro Engagement Rings

Materials

White Diamond, Diamond, White Gold, Rose Gold, 18k Gold, Gold

French 1950s Diamonds 18 Karat White Gold Dome Ring
Located in Poitiers, FR
, please contact us. Authentic antique jewelry - Work of the 1950s. Our opinion : A lovely antique ring
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Dome Rings

Materials

White Diamond, Diamond, White Gold, 18k Gold, Gold

Victorian Styled Locket Design Ring with Rotating Synthetic Stones
Located in Palm Beach, FL
A mid-twentieth century Victorian revival style ring in 14K gold, with a unique and creative design
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Mid-20th Century Victorian More Rings

Materials

Diamond, Onyx, Cultured Pearl, 14k Gold

1.44 Carat Natural Ruby and Diamond Coronet Cluster Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in London, GB
stones are beautifully set in their original 1950's platinum mount with the shank measuring a delicate
Category

Vintage 1950s English Victorian Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, Platinum

Miriam Haskell Gilt Flowerhead Ring
By Miriam Haskell
Located in New York, NY
pearl embroidery. Adjustable band. 1950's USA. Excellent condition. Height 1/2", Width 1 3/16".
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Vintage 1950s American Cocktail Rings

Materials

Gilt Metal

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1950s Pearl Ring For Sale on 1stDibs

Surely you’ll find the exact 1950s pearl ring you’re seeking on 1stDibs — we’ve got a vast assortment for sale. Every item for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using Gold, 14k Gold and Silver. Making the right choice when shopping for a 1950s pearl ring may mean carefully reviewing examples of this item dating from different eras — you can find an early iteration of this piece from the 20th Century and a newer version made as recently as the 20th Century, both of which have proven very popular over the years. Finding an appealing 1950s pearl ring — no matter the origin — is easy, but Miriam Haskell, Philip Paval and Margaret De Patta each produced a popular version that is worth a look. While most can agree that any 1950s pearl ring from our collection can easily elevate most outfits, but the choice of a Pearl version from the 177 available is guaranteed to add a special touch to your ensemble. A round cut version of this piece has appeal, but there are also mixed cut and rose cut versions for sale. There aren’t many items for men if you’re seeking a 1950s pearl ring, as most of the options available are for women and unisex.

How Much is a 1950s Pearl Ring?

The price for a 1950s pearl ring starts at $81 and tops out at $32,500 with these rings, on average, selling for $1,450.
Questions About 1950s Pearl Ring
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Yes. While the gem has always been a mainstay in jewelry, there was a boom in demand for pearl pieces in the 1950s. The style at the time was black-and-white-chic, and pearls were an excellent accompaniment to pieces like the classic little black dress. Shop a collection of expertly vetted pearl jewelry from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertJune 30, 2023
    Some popular watches for men during the 1950s were the Rolex Submariner, the Enicar Sherpa Dive, the Breitling Navitimer, Omega, Constellation and the Rolex GMT-Master. Rolex, Timex, Orvin, Tower and Elgin were among the top watchmakers for women during the decade. On 1stDibs, find a collection of antique, vintage and contemporary watches.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 21, 2024
    The clothing style in the 1950s was well tailored and classic. For women, dresses with padded busts, cinched waists and hips, and full circle skirts were popular, and the collared button-up shirt dress came into fashion during the decade. Men tended to wear suits in neutral gray, dark blue and brown colors made out of easy-to-care-for synthetic fabrics. Straight-cut double-breasted blazers were commonly worn for casual occasions. On 1stDibs, explore a variety of vintage clothing from the 1950s.
  • 1stDibs ExpertNovember 21, 2023
    In the 1950s, several diamond cuts were popular. They included the brilliant round cut, the Asscher cut, the emerald cut and the marquise cut. Rings that featured a large central stone flanked by smaller baguettes were also trendy during the decade. Find a collection of vintage diamond jewelry on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertNovember 6, 2023
    There were a few popular diamond cuts in the 1950s. One was the brilliant round cut, which is still common today due to its simple shape and prominent sparkle. Other favorite cuts of the decade included the Asscher cut, the emerald cut and the marquise cut. On 1stDibs, explore a large selection of engagement rings.
  • 1stDibs ExpertNovember 27, 2023
    In the 1950s, a Chanel bag was priced between $200 and $300. The iconic Chanel 2.55 bag cost $220 when first introduced in February 1955. Accounting for inflation, that works out to around $2,536 in today's money. On 1stDibs, find a diverse assortment of Chanel bags from some of the world's top boutiques.
  • 1stDibs ExpertNovember 27, 2023
    What pearls symbolize in a wedding ring is a matter of personal opinion. Some people associate pearls with sincerity, so a wedding ring that features them may mean a person takes their vows seriously. Others believe pearls are a symbol of purity and innocence. Pearls may also represent being loyal to one's spouse or promising to live harmoniously with them. On 1stDibs, find a collection of pearl wedding rings.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    How long a pearl ring lasts depends on how well you care for it. Protecting your ring from chemicals and taking it off before you perform tasks like house cleaning can help to extend its life. On 1stDibs, find a wide variety of pearl rings.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    Yes, pearls are good for engagement rings. Pearls symbolize loyalty, integrity, generosity, and purity which makes them a fitting choice for an engagement. However, pearls have a hardness of 2.5-3 on the Mohs scale, meaning they are easily scratched and not ideal for everyday wear.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    The white pearl is a symbol of new beginnings, purity and innocence, making this natural gem ideal for bridal jewelry. While a pearl isn’t suited to an engagement ring because of its softness, it makes for a lovely cocktail ring, necklace or earrings. Shop a collection of authentic white pearl jewelry from some of the world's top boutiques on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertDecember 4, 2023
    Yes, they did have wedding rings during the 1600s. However, exchanging rings during weddings was not common in all cultures. In Europe, many couples presented each other with rings to symbolize their marriage vows. The wedding ring tradition actually dates back thousands of years to ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome. Explore a wide variety of wedding rings on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertNovember 21, 2023
    In the 1920s, engagement rings still looked like rings but were representative of a diverse range of styles and influences. Art Deco diamond ring designs took inspiration from the contemporary Cubist movement as well as from ancient Egypt – a revival sparked by the opening of King Tut’s tomb in 1922. Native American, African and Asian motifs also inspired jewelry pieces. Diamonds in square and rectangular shapes incorporating angular steps – like emerald cuts, Asscher cuts and baguettes – were set against black onyx, rubies, sapphires and emeralds to create color-blocking effects. Platinum, 18-karat gold, 14-karat white gold and sterling silver were some of the favored metals of the decade. Find a wide range of Art Deco engagement rings on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertDecember 4, 2023
    What wedding rings looked like in the 1800s was similar to other Victorian jewelry. The Victorian era spanned from 1837 to 1901, coinciding with the reign of Queen Victoria in the United Kingdom. At the beginning of this period, rings were made of gold and affordable only to the wealthy. Designs for Victorian-era rings often featured repoussé work and chasing, in which patterns are hammered into the metal. Some featured stones secured by collets, settings similar to bezels, with prongs and a closed back. On 1stDibs, find a selection of Victorian wedding rings.
  • 1stDibs ExpertNovember 21, 2023
    In the early 1900s, engagement rings often looked like other jewelry from the Edwardian era, which coincided with the reign of King Edward VII in the United Kingdom from 1901 to 1910. Cutters used new diamond saws and jewelry lathes to refine the old European cut. The resulting stones, designed to sparkle in the light from candles and gas lamps, are beloved by connoisseurs for their inner fire and romantic glow. The invention of the oxyacetylene torch enabled jewelers to use platinum, which had previously been too challenging to work with. This technological advancement made it possible for Edwardian rings to show off lacy filigree and milgrain work. Nature also influenced jewelry in the early 1900s. Flowing and floral garland motifs were so popular that the Edwardian age is sometimes called the "garland era." Find a selection of Edwardian engagement rings on 1stDibs.