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1969 Half Diamond Engagement Ring From Zales Jewelry
1969 Half Diamond Engagement Ring
From Zales Diamonds for $175

1969 Diamond Engagement Ring From Zales Diamonds.
1969 Diamond Engagement Ring From Zales Diamonds for $325.

1960s Vintage Crystal Pendant Fashion Earrings By Kenneth Jay Lane
1960s Vintage Crystal Pendant Fashion Earrings
By Kenneth Jay Lane

Pin-Up Girl wearing fashion jewelry pin in rhinestones and pearls - 1962.
An important piece of jewelry such as this big, beautiful pin in rhinestones and pearls with pearl drops - It's designed to accent the simplest frock or most dramatic ensemble. (1962)



Jacqueline Kennedy Wearing Pearl Necklace
 Jacqueline Kennedy and Lee Radziwill on Lake Pichola, India, March 17, 1962. Mrs. Kennedy is wearing a 3-strand pearl necklace, and Ms. Radziwill a 2-strand pearl necklace.

Jewelry Goes Light, Soft Airy To Compliment Year

As somber winter slips away spring comes tripping in with a vacation mood. In clothing, elegance goes soft and airy and the bright touch more than ever, is the fashion jewelry a woman wears.

This year's spring jewelry comes on the scene with the perkiness of the first robin. 1960 18kt Two-Tone Brooch of Animal With Parasol In GondolaWhimsical pins, harbingers of all the fun to follow, take their place up front in charming animal motifs.

All pins are popular though. Flowers, ever fashionable, find themselves in gold and silver and enamel daisies with sunny centers speak cheerily of spring.

Malachite Turtle Brooch in Sterling Silver with Diamond Accents $99.00The vacation mood is even more evident in sea life themes as delightful fish figures surface to the fashion world. New emphasis on colorful coral carries out the seashore mood, combined with gold, and by the long spring-swinging chains and pendants in heirloom and antique designs.

Silver jewelry has zoomed into popularity for daytime wear and is so delicate it adds elegance to evening wear as well. Always a major factor to the "fine look golden jewelry is lighter and airier for a season of sunshine.

Compatible with feminine fashion is the bulkier more colorful jewelry. Stones and beads of glorious color drape the season in splendor with long necklaces many multistranded.

Earrings swing into spring in dramatic lengths and drop earrings this year make the Mod scene. Huge rings, many adjustable feature one large stone, and lots and lots of bracelets including the ever popular bangle, complete the fashion picture.

Jewelry reminiscent of other lands brings home the vacation mood.

March 13th, 1966


Best Places to Buy 1960s Vintage and Retro Jewelry

  1. Ross-Simons - Maintains a great collection of estate jewelry, identifies the decade each piece came from.
  2. YOOX.COM - YOOX presents PAST & PRESENT - an exclusive selection of vintage and contemporary bijoux. Yoox often identifies the designer and when possible, the exact production year of their vintage jewelry.


1962 Pearl Necklace - 4 Strand Bib
1962 Pearl Necklace
 4 Strand Bib

3 Strand Pearl Necklace 

1960s 3 Strand Pearl Necklace
Circa 2000 8.3 mm Baroque Pearl 3-Strand Necklace With Diamond Clasp. 18" A proper riot of pearls. Three rows of silvery, 8.3 mm baroque pearls lift the usual pearl strand to a lavish new level of style. A large clasp of 18kt white gold is topped with a matching pearl and encrusted with diamonds totaling 1.16 ct. t. w. to complete the thoroughly glamorous look. Exclusive,  one-of-a-kind item found at Ross Simons.

1965 Fashion Jewelry Necklace of Pearls and Beryl
(1965) Fashion Jewelry Necklace of Pearls and Beryl
This necklace has 3 strands of pearls, edged with a beryl pendant and then tipped with a pearl.

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