Designed by William Hobé’s sons, this 1950s set features layered amethyst and aquamarine glass stones in a gold-plated setting. The contrasting colors and shapes make this brooch and clip-back earrings the right pieces for all seasons. This color combination reminds me of the early episodes of Mad Men.
Schreiner pieces typically feature stunning art glass and imaginative color combinations, and these lavish 1950s earrings are no exception. A large citrine-colored art glass cabochon is surrounded by oval pale amethyst (lavender) and round citrine glass stones, with dangling pale sapphire and lavender crystal beads. The setting is silver-tone metal with clip-backs. What a lovely statement! You can wear these show-stopper earrings with the latest fashion trends as well as your perennial favorites and receive compliments every time. I have to say these are the most extraordinary earrings I've ever seen!
These 1950s clip-back earrings with pavé centers encircled in gold-plated scrolls by Elsa Schiaparelli are just right for a tailored yet elegant look for daytime or evening attire. You can wear them with gold and diamanté pieces created in the 1950s by Hattie Carnegie – scroll down to see a selection. Also a great option for a bridal, mother-of-the-bride or any special occasion. Postscript: a bride bought these earrings and a Hattie Carnegie cuff to compliment her wedding gown.
This iconic glass-stone pineapple brooch by Elsa Schiaparelli was done in graduating tones of brown, from pale citrine to deep cognac. (She did the same piece in two other colors: shades of blue and shades of green, but I like this version best.) The leaves have touches of pink. The foil-backed stones are set in a Japanned base metal with a roll-over safety catch.
Round and marquis-shaped aurora borealis (AB) diamanté reflect light and play with color in these 1950s pendant earrings by Christian Dior. Small turquoise glass beads form the perimeter in a complimentary shade of blue. The color you see in the diamanté centers is only the light dancing on the stones. These clip-back earrings are set in rhodium-plated base metal.