Here at Patchwork Peggy's Vintage Emporium we love our sparkley vintage costume jewellery.  Whether you're a Rockabilly girlie or just a lover of old Hollywood style vintage and retro accessories, we have something for you.  Just click on the lovely photographs  below to take you to the page of brooches, ear-rings, necklaces or bracelets.

Gloria Grahame wearing ear-ringsMarilyn Monroe holding bracelets

Vintage Ear-rings                                               Vintage Bracelets                                                                                                              

Elizabeth Taylor wearing necklaceAva Gardner wearing brooch

Vintage Necklaces                                               Vintage Brooches                                                                                                                    

Although some of the 1950s pieces of jewellery were oversized and adorned with rhinestones or aurora borealis crystals, they usually remained feminine and very wearable.We can thank the 50's decade of decadence for this as we came out of the grey and austere WWII. 

The excitement of the Festival of Britain in 1951 lifted the nation's spirits and morale and bought new hope in the form of brand new fashion trends and space age designs. With all the restrictions on wartime England removed, jewellery became bigger and bolder. Gemstones of gorgeousness were used in necklaces, brooches and earrings with a variety of settings. Cocktail parties became the thing to throw and so the cocktail jewellery range became all the rage using curved designs, yellow gold and mixed metals. Rock n' Roll hit the scene and influenced people's appearances; hairstyles, clothing and emphasis on glamour and glitz.

Our Hollywood legends of the time, Marilyn Monroe, Gina Lollobrigida, Elizabeth Taylor bought pure glamour adorning themselves in larger pieces of jewellery and Elvis Presley and James Dean personified teenage rebellion and coolness with more dynamic and ostentatious designs.

Delivery.   FREE Delivery on all orders over £30 (UK only) and only £3.95 on everything else there's not a better time to buy all your gifts and vintage items today. Please, can all my International customers contact me first regarding postage fees as the UK PayPal does not do International postage calculations!. Sorry for any inconvenience caused. Thank you and kind regards, Jane x Patchwork Peggy's Vintage Emporium.