Design patent # 156,452 for ear clip finding issued to Frederick W. Moulson, assigned to B. A. Ballou & Co., in 1949
These 1950s earrings by Elsa Schiaparelli join a pear-shaped amethyst cabochon glass stone, a faceted blue-green topaz glass stone and faceted round bi-color glass stones that combine both colors. Textured silver-tone scrolls finish the design on these stunning clip-backs. Another Schiaparelli masterpiece!
These faceted kite-shaped glass stones in sapphire blue and smoky grey are another example of the high-quality materials and imaginative combinations of shapes and colors in Schiaparelli jewelry. Here the shape of this 1950s brooch is mirrored in the shape of the stones, with round glass stones with an aurora borealis (AB) finish used as accents. The AB stones add an iridescence that changes with the light. The setting is rhodium-plated metal with a roll-over safety clasp. You can wear this gorgeous piece in a variety of positions -- the photos show it vertically, so it looks like a kite, horizontally and at a right angle. You decide which of these choices you prefer, or you may think of another!
Large emerald-art-glass-swirled nuggets with Russian-gold end-caps are separated by round and melon-shaped emerald-glass beads, rhinestone rondelles and small bead spacers in this classic necklace by Frank Hess for Miriam Haskell. This opera-length beauty closes with a box clasp topped with rose montées. This necklace is versatile and timeless!
Faceted green-glass disks sandwiched between rhinestone rondelles alternate with blue-green-glass beads and metal spacers to form this colorful necklace from France or the former Czechoslovakia. The beads are strung on chain with a green-glass-disk screw-in clasp.
In this 1950s bracelet is another color combination that shouts Schiaparelli's name: here her signature color (shocking pink) is paired with red, black and clear rhinestones set in heavy silver-tone metal. This statement bracelet has a fold-over clasp and safety chain. What a glorious piece!