These Miriam Haskell earrings with milk glass beads and disks, rhinestone rondelles, and gold-tone findings have a real Machine Age look and associated movement. However, the French clips date them to the late 1940s. I still consider these earrings to be Art Deco in style, and I’ve seen the same motif used by this designer (Frank Hess) on earlier pieces. Whatever the style, these ear clips are lots of fun! Scroll down to see some coordinating pieces in milk glass.
Two layers of milk glass beads sitting on silver metal filigree form a simple bow in this charming 1950s brooch by Miriam Haskell. The pin closes with a roll-over safety clasp. You can wear this brooch with some of my other milk glass pieces, including earrings by Miriam Haskell — scroll down to see them.
This 1950s milk-glass-beaded triple-row wrap bracelet has round faux-mother-of-pearl plagues on each end decorated with brass filigree and flowers of tiny milk glass beads and diamanté. This lovely wire bracelet is probably from Japan, which produced a lot of very nice costume jewelry for export to the U.S. in the 1950s. This bracelet coordinates well with other milk-glass pieces from the same decade — scroll down to see them.
This 1970s necklace of milk glass beads and white sea shells was made later than my usual 1920-1960 scope, but this piece is so whimsical that I bought it anyway. This necklace can be worn long, doubled or even tripled! It closes with a slide clasp. This piece works well with some of my other milk glass pieces, including a pair of earrings by Miriam Haskell — scroll down to see them.
Another great pair of long Art Deco ruby pendant earrings! Here a molded ruby-glass bead resembling a flower is suspended from a silver-tone chain dotted with two small, faceted ruby-glass beads. A flatter bead in the same color glass is designed to adorn the earlobe. The original screw-backs on these earrings were converted to sterling silver posts by my expert jeweler. Lots of movement with these vibrant earrings, which are another great jewelry wardrobe staple.
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.
Though unsigned, these 1950s emerald glass stone earrings with pearls and diamanté are another example of Schreiner's use of high-quality stones in dog-tooth settings with donut-hole clip-backs. The emerald stones even have inclusions! These silver-tone clip-backs are stunning earrings for any occasion. They frame your face and make whatever you're wearing look even more special. Scroll down to see a bracelet from the same era to wear with these amazing earrings.
A cascade of opalescent blue glass beads, glass pearls and gold-tone beads form these charming late-1950s gold-tone clip-back earrings by the second generation of Hobé designers. Lots of movement here! Wear these earrings with jeans or for a night on the town all year round.