Utility patent # 2,583,988 (for earring clasp) issued to Frederick A. Ballou, Jr. & Rogers T. Stafford in 1952 (application filed in 1949)
Large golden and brown topaz glass stones are prong set in gold-tone metal with round citrine glass accents in these clip-back earrings by Elsa Schiaparelli. The exotic three-sided shape of the large stones enhances the three-leaf clover design, and the elaborate construction of the earring backs exemplifies the maker’s quality. This color combination can be seen in other Schiaparelli pieces. You can see the utility patent for the earring clasp here, shown below the names Frederick A. Ballou, Jr. & Rogers T. Stafford.
These classy 1920s Art Deco earrings are fashioned from faceted citrine-glass stones shaped like gumdrops, which are suspended from citrine glass beads and a matching stone set in silver-tone metal. The original screw-backs were converted to sterling lever-backs for pierced ears by my expert jeweler. If you don't have pierced ears and are looking for Art Deco citrine earrings with screw-backs, scroll down to see what I have available. Included are Art Deco necklaces and bracelets in shades of citrine that look great with these earrings.
Clusters of blue glass beads in varying shapes, tones, sizes and finishes add dimension to these classic 1950s clip-back earrings by Hattie Carnegie. Scroll down to see my Blue Glass Bead 2-strand Choker by the same designer.
Sterling silver set with gemstone-colored glass stones in a crescent shape make these 1940s clip-back earrings by DeRosa very versatile. The colored stones are graduated in size and enhanced with an inner ring of diamanté. Moreover, the faux diamond, emerald, amethyst, ruby, emerald, sapphire and topaz form the word dearest, making these earrings acrostic (i.e., the initials of the stones form a word or name). This type of sentimental jewelry was very popular in the 19th century Victorian era, a style that inspired some 1940s jewelry designers. DeRosa pieces are always exceptionally well-made and hard to find.
A filigree-capped jade-glass ball is suspended from a brass chain in these simple, yet elegant 1920s Art Deco earrings. A matching jade-glass disk is set to adorn the earlobe. These all-original screw-backs earrings can be modified for pierced ears. Scroll down to see two jade French Art Deco necklaces that both look fabulous with these earrings.