These long (2 1/2″) ruby-glass Art Deco earrings feature a large, faceted drop suspended from silver-tone metal links and a collet-set round matching stone. The original screw-backs on these earrings were converted to sterling silver lever-backs for pierced ears by my expert jeweler. Earrings like these are a great jewelry wardrobe staple, especially for women who love Art Deco and long earrings!
Small glass round cream-colored pearls surrounding a large glass baroque pearl in the same tone form these 1950s French earrings with clip-backs. Though these earrings are unsigned, the construction (especially the clip-back mechanism) and materials are consistent with those used by Louis Rousselet. These earrings would make a lovely accessory for daytime, evening or bridal/wedding/prom wear.
The drops of these unusual Art Deco black Bakelite (or other plastic from the 1920s) earrings are embellished with a silver painted design and inlaid diamanté. A sterling chain connects each drop to a diamanté-centered black bead designed to adorn the earlobe. These all-original screw-back earrings can be modified for pierced ears. Light-weight and easy to wear, these fun earrings work well for off-duty and business-casual wear. Scroll down to see a selection of Art Deco bracelets to wear with these earrings.
These 1950s Hattie Carnegie earrings feature a lovely shade of sapphire blue poured glass in a delicately-detailed gold-tone setting with clip-backs. Light passes through the glass. The design is timeless and versatile!
These 1950s diamanté earrings are definitely "top-of-the-line Alice Caviness jewelry!" (Julia Carroll). They feature large octagonal clear rhinestones with clear crystal beads and diamanté-studded beads attached to a filigree disk. The position of the large stones and their faceting maximize the flash the earrings produce. They are so flashy though that they're difficult to photograph — the yellow that appears along the edges of some of the stones is only a reflection. The silver-tone settings have clip-backs, which, unfortunately, are too short to sustain the weight of the large bottom stone in each earring. A clever buyer could remove that stone and attach smaller stones and/or crystal beads to the filigree back, and make these earrings more wearable.