Mid Century Jewellery


The Mid Century artistic movement happened during a period of seismic cultural and societal changes, and Mid Century jewellery epitomised these changes. Mid Century jewellery utilised new manufacturing techniques, increasingly colourful gemstones, and bold designs, which is why Mid Century jewellery still stands out to this day. Browse our vintage Mid Century jewellery which includes rings, earrings, and more here and find the antique piece that suits you.

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The Mid Century saw a lot of innovative change, and Mid Century jewellery certainly reflected this. With bold designs which encompass beauty, found within the era’s vintage cocktail rings, Mid Century jewellery really is an era that will be sure to make a statement in your jewellery collection. Whether you prefer colourful gemstones, or a classic diamond, here at Gatsby, our vast range of Mid Century jewellery – which includes vintage eternity rings from the period – means that whatever your preference is, we’ll have something for you.


What were the popular motifs of Mid Century jewellery?

Popular motifs in Mid Century jewellery included starburst and cluster shapes, mirroring interior design trends. Colourful gemstones were often contrasted against yellow gold, with stones like turquoise and lapis lazuli gaining popularity because of their deep, enticing colours.

What styles changed in Mid Century jewellery?

Jewellery worn in the 50s was feminine and delicate, with engagement rings, for example, often featuring sapphires or emeralds in a halo setting. Later, Mid Century jewellery shifted to become more colourful and bolder. 1960s earrings often dangled down from the ear, suiting the cropped or beehive hairstyles of the decade and, by the 1970s, jewellery was influenced by Ancient Greek and Roman styles. In the late Mid Century, headbands, arm and wrist cuffs, and statement rings could be seen on the dance floors of discos all over the world.

Is Mid Century jewellery still popular today?

Vintage Mid Century jewellery is increasingly popular today. The bright colours, bold use of gemstones, and warm, yellow gold are ideal for those who want a piece of fine, statement jewellery.