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Vintage earrings are one of my favorite types of jewelry, and here you’ll find a vast selection from the 1920s-1950s. From Art Deco dangling styles to bead- and stone-cluster ear clips, this collection features a wide range of colors, materials, and silhouettes. Pieces like chandeliers by Hattie Carnegie or pearl clusters by Louis Rousselet will draw every eye up to your face, adding that little extra sparkle to any look. It’s no wonder earrings are many women’s go-to accessory. Whether adding color or shine to a simple everyday look or bringing that stunning cocktail dress to the next level, the perfect pair of vintage earrings will help to make you and your outfit memorable.

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  • Vintage Austrian earrings w/amethysts & diamante
    Amethyst & diamante 1930s pendant earrings
    USD$295.00

    Amethyst & Diamanté 1930s Austrian Earrings

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    These vintage Austrian earrings feature three rows of vertically-set stones. In the middle are two deep-amethyst baguettes with a round diamanté on top and a faceted, teardrop-shaped diamanté at the bottom. On either side of the middle, the pattern is repeated but with a single baguette. The setting is rhodium-plated metal shaped to hold the stones together, making each pendant one piece. A single, faceted, round diamanté sits at the earlobe. These 1930s Art Deco earrings are all-original screw-backs and can be modified for pierced ears. The color combination is rich, regal, and easy-to-wear.
    USD$295.00
    USD$295.00
  • Amethyst costume earrings by Elsa Schiaparelli
    Another view of earrings
    USD$175.00

    Amethyst Earrings by Elsa Schiaparelli

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    These amethyst costume earrings by Elsa Schiaparelli feature the single, large, emerald-cut stones that were so popular in the 1940s. Although classic and classy, this pair of ear clips is really hard to photograph. The stones are open back (without any green, as the photos may suggest) in a silver-tone setting. The actual color is a deep purple. The faux pearl bracelet with a similar clasp by the same maker, which came with the earrings, will be included with this purchase. (The clasp of the bracelet is lovely, but the quality of the pearls is disappointing, and the strands need re-stringing – hence, the no-cost offer.) Earrings like these never go out of style!
    USD$175.00
    USD$175.00
  • Flower petal earrings in gold-washed sterling with aquamarines
    Flirty 1940s earrings by Pennino Brothers
    USD$225.00

    Aquamarine & Vermeil Sterling Flower Petal Earrings by Pennino Bros.

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    These lively flower petal earrings with aquamarine-glass-stone centers were made by Pennino Bros. in the 1940s. The curled, flirty flower petals in gold-washed sterling silver are the same shape and finish this maker used in a series of 1947 brooches, called Sunburst. The stone settings are the same as their Bulrush brooch and earrings set from the same year. According to Brunialti, the patent pending mark on the earrings refers to the clip mechanism. These designs were not patented. These details are just for background – these ear clips are divine! And by facing each other, they frame your face to perfection.
    USD$225.00
    USD$225.00
  • Baroque pearl earrings in Louis Rousselet-style
    Cream-colored faux pearl 1950s ear clips
    USD$225.00

    Baroque Pearl French 1950s Earrings

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    These baroque pearl earrings have a large, cream-colored glass pearl center encircled by a ring of small, matching round pearls. Though these 1950s earrings are unsigned, the construction (especially the ear-clip mechanism) and materials are consistent with those used by Louis Rousselet. (His pieces were usually only signed with paper hang tags.) These earrings would make a lovely accessory for daytime, evening, or bridal/wedding/prom wear.
    USD$225.00
    USD$225.00
  • 1930s earrings with black Bakelite & diamanté
    1930s earrings by Schreiber & Hiller
    USD$245.00

    Black Bakelite & Diamanté 1930s Earrings by Schreiber & Hiller

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    At the top of these 1930s earrings is a link with engraved sides that holds seven diamanté. At the bottom is another diamanté -set link flanked by black Bakelite on three sides. In the middle is a single stone. Each earring has a small chip of Bakelite at the bottom, but that minor flaw in no way detracts from their beauty. The original ear clips were converted to sterling silver ear wires with lever backs for pierced ears by my expert jeweler. Scroll down to see two necklaces and a bracelet with the same materials by the same maker.
    USD$245.00
    USD$245.00
  • Black vintage Bakelite earrings with diamanté-inlaid pendants
    Art Deco black Bakelite earrings
    USD$245.00

    Black Bakelite & Diamanté Dangle Earrings

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    These vintage Bakelite earrings are unusual. The pendants in black Bakelite (or other plastic from the 1920s) 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, this fun pair works well for off-duty and business-casual wear. Scroll down to see a selection of Art Deco bracelets to wear with these jewels.
    USD$245.00
    USD$245.00
  • Vintage drop earrings with blue glass and diamanté
    Blue art glass and diamanté vintage drop earrings
    USD$245.00

    Blue Art Glass & Diamanté Drop Earrings

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    These vintage drop earrings feature blue art-glass teardrops with faint striations and filigree caps. They fall from links of baguettes and round diamanté set in silver-tone metal. The original screw-backs were converted to sterling silver ear wires with lever backs for pierced ears by my expert jeweler. These unusual Art Deco earrings are a lovely shade of blue. Although the diamanté are ageing, the blue stones – which are the star attraction – are perfect. I bought these earrings for my personal collection, but I'm reluctantly offering them for sale. They're the perfect adornment for a woman who looks best in cool colors.
    USD$245.00
    USD$245.00
  • Hobe earrings with dangling blue beads & pearls
    Close-up view of 1950s dangling earring
    USD$175.00

    Blue Bead & Pearl Dangling Hobé Earrings

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    These Hobé earrings from the 1950s feature a cascade of tubular, opalescent, blue-glass beads, glass pearls and textured, gold-tone lantern beads. Set in gold-plated metal, these ear clips by the second generation of Hobé designers have lots of movement. Wear this pair with jeans or for a night on the town all year round.
    USD$175.00
    USD$175.00
  • 1950s blue bead earrings by Hattie Carnegie
    Blue bead ear clips
    USD$175.00

    Blue Bead Earrings by Hattie Carnegie

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    These blue bead earrings by Hattie Carnegie are an imaginative example of the style that was so popular in the 1950s. They are formed by clusters of blue-glass beads in varying shapes, tones, sizes and finishes. The combination adds dimension to these ear clips. A few of the beads are iridescent because of their aurora borealis coating. Scroll down to see the Blue Glass Bead 2-strand Choker by the same designer. Both pieces are perfect for women who look best in cool colors.
    USD$175.00
    USD$175.00
  • Brown and gold topaz earrings by Elsa Schiaparelli
    1950s ornate pendant earrings by Elsa Schiaparelli
    USD$185.00

    Brown & Golden Topaz Pendant Earrings by Elsa Schiaparelli

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    These brown and gold topaz earrings by Elsa Schiaparelli feature multiple stones in a gold-tone setting. At the top, a large, faceted, round golden-topaz-glass stone is positioned to adorn your earlobe. This stone is linked to a smaller, faceted, round brown-topaz-glass stone, which is connected to the setting of the pendant. This focal point – the pendant – is a large, faceted, open-back, brown-topaz-glass stone in an ornate setting. Its top is crowned with diamanté; the bottom rests on a scroll accented with another brown topaz. Please note that the dark striations in the large stones shown by my camera are not visible when the earrings are worn. Though not signed with the maker’s name, these ear clips are marked with the utility patent for one type of finding Schiaparelli used. The design of these pendants is undoubtedly hers – the matching signed bracelet has been sold. A perfect pair for those who wear warm colors.
    USD$185.00
    USD$185.00
  • Schreiner Brooch & Earrings Set in Brown Topaz with Citrine
    Brown topaz & citrine brooch in layered gold-tone setting
    USD$475.00

    Brown Topaz & Citrine 1950s Schreiner Brooch & Earrings Set

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    This Shreiner brooch, the centerpiece of this 1950s set, features huge, multi-faceted, oval brown-topaz glass stones. They are accented with layers of citrine and clear inverted glass stones, all in elaborate gold-tone settings. Even if the pieces weren't signed, the gorgeous glass, inverted stones, ornate settings, and donut-hole ear clips scream SCHREINER! This great color combination is stunning in any season. The earrings face each other, to frame your face. The dome-shaped brooch, which has a roll-over safety clasp, can also be worn as a pendant. The last photo shows that option on a black rubber cord, although you may prefer a gold chain. A 17-inch, 2mm black rubber cord with a stainless steel twist lock (just like the one in the photo) is included with this purchase.
    USD$475.00
    USD$475.00
  • Camphor glass earrings with diamante and onyx
    Front view of camphor glass Art Deco style earrings
    USD$295.00

    Camphor Glass Earrings with Diamanté & Onyx

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    These camphor glass earrings were made in the Art Deco style and were very difficult to photograph in the hanging position. The camphor glass is more opaque than the first picture suggests; the second is a more accurate depiction. The pendants are embellished with diamanté triangles and rectangular onyx-glass stones. The ear wires with lever-backs for pierced ears are original to the earrings and unmarked. I have seen similar earrings in Ginger Moro’s book (European Designer Jewelry, p. 49) described as being made from vintage components. From my perspective, the date of their manufacture doesn’t detract from the elegance and glamour these earrings provide the wearer. Scroll down to see the same design in lapis. Both pairs were in my personal collection.
    USD$295.00
    USD$295.00
  • Art Deco dangle earrings with chrysoprase & crystal
    Chrysoprase & crystal dangling earrings
    USD$245.00

    Chrysoprase & Crystal Art Deco Dangle Earrings

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    These Art Deco dangle earrings feature two faceted, oblong chrysoprase (glass?) stones with a faceted, round collet-set crystal at the bottom. Each stone is separated by a ring link, so there’s plenty of movement here. The original screw-backs were converted to sterling silver ear wires with lever backs for pierced ears by my expert jeweler. Note that although the open-back bottom crystals appear dark in the first photo, they are, in fact, clear and sparkly (as in the second photo). Scroll down to see a number of chrysoprase pieces that would compliment these earrings. This apple-green color is fabulous for women who look best in warm hues.
    USD$245.00
    USD$245.00
  • Chrysoprase and sterling drop earrings
    Late-1920s chrysoprase earrings
    USD$295.00

    Chrysoprase & Sterling Drop Earrings by Wachenheimer Bros.

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    These chrysoprase and sterling drop earrings by Wachenheimer Bros. have square and oblong stones. By the end of the 1920s, the company was marketing Wachenheimer Real Stone Jewelry with their company name instead of the Diamonbar trademark. The original screw-backs were converted to sterling silver lever-backs for pierced ears by my expert jeweler. Scroll down to see other chrysoprase Art Deco pieces to wear with these lovely earrings.
    USD$295.00
    USD$295.00
  • Vintage chrysoprase earrings
    Art Deco chrysoprase earrings
    USD$225.00

    Chrysoprase Earrings

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    Simple, yet fun, these vintage chrysoprase earrings have faceted, square, and triangle-shaped apple-green-glass stones. They are mounted in silver-tone metal frames. These all-original 1930s screw-back earrings have a nice swing and can be modified for pierced ears. Scroll down to see other Art Deco pieces that compliment this pair.
    USD$225.00
    USD$225.00
  • Beaded flower earrings w/citrines & silver-tone
    Miriam Haskell citrine & silver earrings
    USD$225.00

    Citrine & Silver Beaded Flower Earrings

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    These beaded flower earrings feature a large, faceted, round citrine that sits on a bed of textured, silver-tone petals. They alternate with faceted, round citrine-glass stones in a deeper hue. This elegant, three-dimensional pair was designed by Frank Hess for Miriam Haskell. The French ear clips date them to the late-1940s or early-1950s. Vibrant and easy to wear with casual, office, and evening attire, these earrings are timeless and unusual.
    USD$225.00
    USD$225.00
  • Citrine briolette earrings from the 1920s
    Full view of citrine pendant screw-back earrings
    USD$295.00

    Citrine Briolette Earrings

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    These citrine briolette earrings from the 1920s feature faceted, citrine-glass pendants hanging from silver-tone chains. A small citrine bead accents each chain, and a citrine stone sits at the earlobe. These earrings are probably Czech in origin, are in all-original condition, and can be modified for pierced ears. The length makes this pair especially elegant. You can wear them with several Art Deco citrine necklaces and bracelets – scroll down to see a selection. A lovely color for a woman who likes to wear warm hues.
    USD$295.00
    USD$295.00
  • Citrine dangle earrings from 1920s
    Art Deco earrings with citrine 'gumdrop' pendants
    USD$245.00

    Citrine Gumdrop 1920s Earrings

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    These classy citrine dangle earrings are fashioned from faceted glass stones shaped like gumdrops. They are suspended from citrine-glass beads and a matching stone set in silver-tone metal. The original screw-backs were converted to sterling silver ear wires with lever backs for pierced ears by my expert jeweler. If you don’t have pierced ears and are looking for similar earrings with screw backs, scroll down to see what is available. Included are necklaces and bracelets that complement these earrings, an essential jewelry wardrobe staple for those who look best in warm colors.
    USD$245.00
    USD$245.00
  • Citrine pendant earrings w/metal inlays
    Full view of screw-back earrings
    USD$245.00

    Citrine Pendant Earrings

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    These citrine pendant earrings from the mid-1920s are probably Czech in origin. What’s really unique is the metal inlays in each glass drop, which give the appearance of marcasites. The faceted, domed crystal at the top (designed to fall at the earlobe) is the same color as the bead and drop. These all-original, Art Deco screw-back earrings are rich in color and can be modified for pierced ears. Scroll down to see a pair that has already been converted as well as coordinating pieces.
    USD$245.00
    USD$245.00
  • Citrine and topaz earrings by Alice Caviness
    Another view of earrings
    USD$225.00

    Citrine, Golden Topaz & Mother-of-Pearl Earrings

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    These citrine and topaz earrings by Alice Caviness are a colorful and complex design. They feature layers of citrine- and golden-topaz-glass beads along with aurora borealis diamantés, mother-of-pearl disks, and textured brass leaves. These elements are wired onto a brass mesh back, which is mounted on a filigree scalloped-edged disk. This is the type of creation that leads me to say that this maker is underrated. These ear clips are just plain fun! Scroll down to see a similar pair of earrings with matching brooch, also by Caviness. Beautiful jewels for women who wear warm colors.
    USD$225.00
    USD$225.00
  • Schiaparelli earrings and brooch set with citrine & pearls in gold
    Schiaparelli brooch with dentelle faceted citrine
    USD$395.00

    Citrine, Pearl & Gold 1950s Brooch & Earrings Set by Elsa Schiaparelli

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    This Schiaparelli earrings and brooch set from the 1950s features a large citrine glass stone surrounded by tiny pearls in an elaborate, antiqued, gold-plated setting. Notice how the faceting of each citrine ― known as a dentelle ― forms an eight-pointed star design. Schiaparelli frequently used this cut of glass stone in her pieces. The pin has a roll-over safety clasp. You can see the utility patent for the ear clip here, below the names Frederick A. Ballou, Jr. & Rogers T. Stafford.
    USD$395.00
    USD$395.00
  • Dangling hexagon earrings with crystals & marcasites
    Front of crystal & marcasite pendant earrings
    USD$275.00

    Crystal & Marcasite Dangling Czech Earrings

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    These dangling hexagon earrings each feature a pendant with a large, faceted open-back crystal. It is set in an elaborately-detailed silver-tone frame embellished with a triangle-shaped crystal and marcasites. This pair of 1920s earrings is really unusual and very versatile. The screw-backs can be modified for pierced ears. Made in the former Czechoslovakia, these Art Deco pendants go with everything and look lovely with many pieces in the boutique – scroll down to see a selection.
    USD$275.00
    USD$275.00
  • Vintage crystal bead earrings with onyx from the 1920s
    Long crystal bead & onyx Art Deco earrings
    USD$295.00

    Crystal Bead Earrings with Onyx & Filigree

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    These vintage crystal bead earrings from my personal collection are formed from a faceted, lantern-shaped bead that dangles from a row of crystal beads separated by onyx-glass disks. At the top is a filigree plaque. The original screw-backs were replaced by sterling silver ear wires with lever-backs for pierced ears by my expert jeweler. I like long earrings, so I had the earrings converted in this style. If they are a bit too long for you, a jeweler could remove the lever-backs and add a sterling post to the back of the filigree. Scroll down to see more onyx and crystal Art Deco jewels to complement these gorgeous earrings.
    USD$295.00
    USD$295.00
  • Faceted crystal drop earrings that are runway-worthy
    Close-up view of crystal briolette pendant
    USD$245.00

    Crystal Briolette & Sterling Earrings

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    These faceted crystal drop earrings from the 1930s definitely make a statement. Substantial in weight, each has a fully-faceted briolette pendant with a large prong-set, round stone at the earlobe. This top crystal is very prominent – ½” diameter by 3/8” deep. The screw-backs are sterling silver and can be modified for pierced ears. These beautiful and unusual earrings sparkled on the runway at Toronto Fashion Week for Spring 2019. Add some sparkle to your jewelry wardrobe!
    USD$245.00
    USD$245.00