Be a Betty
A 50s faux pearl jewelry set can be the perfect glittering accessory for a vintage look, whether you are interested in a classic beauty ensemble or a sultry diva appearance. The chic luster of pearls never goes out of style, and the 50s look is just as gorgeous today as it was decades ago.
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A classic set of pearls will include at least a necklace and matching earrings, and many sets include a bracelet as well. White, ivory, and soft pink pearls are classic colors for a vintage look, and simple strands are best for everlasting elegance.
For a flashier 50s look, choose a pearl set with a layered choker necklace. Worn snugly about the neck, these multiple strands of pearls are both beautiful and formal, and they make the perfect statement for classic beauty.
While a simple strand of pearls is a classic look for any decade, a 50s faux pearl jewelry set may have a more delicate look with spaced pearls and thin silver connectors. This gives the jewelry set more femininity that is perfect for a young woman to wear.
Pearls and Diamonds
A pearl and diamond set, or in this case faux pearls and cubic zirconia, has both luster and glitter for sophisticated evening style. To avoid an overwhelming look, opt for a pearl set with a central pendant and matching earrings rather than a more elaborate necklace.
Faux Pearl Brooches
Instead of an earrings and necklace set, an earrings and brooch set can be perfect to represent the 1950s. Many pearl brooches were designed to resemble flowers, with a classic pearl as the center of the bloom framed with crystal-paved petals. A touch of black enamel on the edge of the petals gives this brooch even more vintage appeal.
Pearls and Crystals
A vintage pearl jewelry set does not have to have just pearls; pearl and crystal combinations are doubly beautiful. Different colors of pearls and matching crystals can be combined in simple geometric patterns for elegant and classy accessories reminiscent of the 1950s.
A faux pearl jewelry set isn't complete without a pearl ring. One of the most popular vintage pearl ring designs is a cluster setting where several pearls are arranged to mimic the look of a stately flower, often adorned with other crystals or gems. These rings can be purchased separately from a complete faux set to add the perfect finishing touch.
While a pearl necklace is an essential part of a pearl jewelry set, a simple pearl strand isn't the only necklace design available. A drop-shaped baroque pearl on a delicate layered chain strand is an elegant option that still has a classic vintage look, and it pairs well with drop-shaped pearl earrings.
Pearl Stud Earrings
No matter which 50s faux pearl jewelry set you choose, be sure to find a matching set of pearl stud earrings that can be worn with the set in any occasion. No 50s diva is complete without her pearls!
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