With the likes of Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly causing a stir in tinsletown, the 1950s jewellery was all about timeless glamour. With a focus on dressing for every occasion, a woman's gems were mandatory to her attire.

If diamonds really were a girl's best friend, pearls were certainly not an enemy as Starlets embraced their elegance and lustre more than ever before. Flaunting femininity with class, the 1950s created a style which continues to be emulated.

The Timeless Style of the 1950s

While the previous decade was dominated by WWII, the 1950s embraced glamour, luxurious style and beautiful fabrics. Women flaunted their femininity more than ever before with cinched waist silhouettes to accentuate womanly curves. Full-skirted dresses and figure-hugging pencil skirts were accessorised with elegant gloves, decadent fur trimmings and all-important jewels. A single row of lustrous pearls was a wardrobe staple and chic coordinating jewellery sets were back in fashion.

Adhering to the feminine focus, 1950s hairstyles were softer with loose waves. Neat chignon and pleats kept hair looking stylish from morning to night and were dressed with pretty pearl hair accessories. Pins and combs secured up-dos while headbands added adornment.

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A 1950s Starlet's jewellery box wasn't complete without a pair of chic diamond and pearl earrings. Steal their timeless style with these pretty pairs.

1950s Style

Soft, sleek waves, a cinched-waist full skirt dress and beautiful jewellery encapsulates true timeless 1950s style. This signature retro look remains an award ceremony favourite with celebrities young and old. Effortlessly elegant and super flattering, take note from current stars and embrace silver screen starlet style.

With such an eternally timeless style, Grace Kelly's elegance remains a favourite red carpet look with countless celebrities. When in doubt, go classic!