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Vintage Earrings

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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  • Schreiner earrings with emeralds, pearls, & diamante
    1950s Schreiner ear clips with emeralds
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    Emerald, Diamanté & Pearl Schreiner Earrings

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    These Schreiner earrings are striking in design and color, with lush-emerald-glass stones accented with faux pearls and diamanté. Though unsigned, these 1950s ear clips show all of the characteristics of Schreiner pieces. They have high-quality stones in dog-tooth settings with donut-hole ear clips. The emeralds even have inclusions! These silver-tone earrings are stunning for any occasion. They face each other, so they frame your face and make whatever you’re wearing look even more special. This pair sparkled on the runway at Toronto Fashion Week for Spring 2019.
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    Gemstone & Sterling Acrostic 1940s Earrings by DeRosa

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    Sterling silver set with gemstone-colored glass stones in a crescent shape make these 1940s ear clips 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.
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    Gold Swirl & Pavé 1950s Earrings by Marcel Boucher

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    These 1950s gold-plated swirl and pavé-embellished ear clips feature the high-quality detail that characterizes Boucher's work. Wear these earrings to the office or on an evening out. They look great with a pair of brooches by Boucher, which feature the same delicate gold-plated cut-outs with pavé accents in graceful bows – scroll down to see them.
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    Golden & Brown Topaz & Gold Clover 1950s Earrings by Elsa Schiaparelli

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    Three faceted, shield-cut topaz-glass stones – two golden and one brown – with citrine accents form these ear clips by Elsa Schiaparelli. The exotic three-sided shape of the large stones enhances the three-leaf clover design in gold-tone metal. These details and the elaborate construction of the earring backs exemplify this maker's ingenuity and quality. This color combination – which is perfect for those who look best in warm colors – can be found 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.
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  • 1920s drop earrings with golden-topaz accents in silver-tone
    Silver-tone & golden topaz 1920s screw-back earrings
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    Golden Topaz & Silver 1920s Pendant Earrings

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    These 1920s drop earrings are fun and unusual but hard to describe. The pendant is a ball composed of a faceted, golden-topaz-glass disk sandwiched between two shiny, silver-tone domes. A golden-topaz glass stone sits at the ear lobe, and a small bead is at the center of the paper-clip chain. These all-original, long earrings have screw-backs, which can be modified for pierced ears. Wear them with off-duty and business-casual attire. Scroll down to see a bracelet and necklace to wear with these jewels.
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    Golden Topaz & Vermeil Sterling Flower Earrings

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    These graceful earrings are so beautiful and well-made that I'm surprised they are unsigned. They feature curled sterling silver leaves surrounding a faceted, oval golden-topaz glass center. The metal has a hint of a warm gold wash, which was popular in the 1940s. These elegant screw-back earrings are timeless and great for both day and evening wear.
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  • Christian Dior earrings with topaz, green tourmaline & diamanté
    Christian Dior 1950s ear clips
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    Golden Topaz, Green Tourmaline & Diamanté Christian Dior Earrings

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    These Christian Dior earrings feature textured, gold-plated ropes intertwined with faceted golden-topaz and green- tourmaline glass stones and AB diamanté. (Swarovski, in collaboration with Dior, invented aurora borealis – a coating that adds iridescence to stones.) The color combination and elaborate hook-and-eye construction of these 1950s ear clips are worthy of the maker’s name. Elegant, classic, and perfect for a woman who looks best in warm colors. These earrings looked amazing when they walked the runway at Toronto Fashion Week for Spring 2019.
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    Green Bead Czech Chandelier Earrings

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    These fabulous Czech Art Deco chandelier earrings are fashioned from green-glass beads with white striations, brass chains, and diamanté-embellished brass ornaments. The original screw-backs were converted to sterling silver posts for pierced ears by my expert jeweler. I bought these long earrings for my personal collection. To my astonishment, the beads match the green in the 2-strand necklace by Louis Rousselet – scroll down to see it. The two look great together!
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  • Green briolette earrings
    1920s green crystal pendant earrings
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    Green Briolette 1920s Pendant Earrings

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    These lovely and timeless briolette earrings feature faceted, spring-green-glass pendants topped with a green glass stone mounted in silver-tone metal. A small green-glass bead sits at the center of the paper-clip chain. The original screw backs were converted to sterling silver ear wires with lever backs for pierced ears by my expert jeweler. Long and luxurious in a luscious green that’s right for all year-round, these elegant pendants are perfect for women who look best in warm colors.
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  • Art Deco jade earrings with diamante accents
    Front of Art Deco jade pendants
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    Jade & Diamanté Pendant Earrings

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    These lovely and delicate Art Deco jade earrings feature molded-glass stones that simulate carved jade. The square stones are set at an angle in silver-tone metal embellished with diamanté. Minor wear to some corners is not visible when these earrings are worn. 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, scroll down to see jade Art Deco earrings with screw-backs.
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    Jade Bead 1950s Dangling Earrings by Louis Rousselet

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    Clusters of jade-green-glass barrel-shaped beads cascade in these delightful 1950s French ear clips. The color is a vibrant dark-apple green, with striations on some of the beads.  Though unsigned, these earrings feature the same style of ear clip typically used by Louis Rousselet. What's more significant is the way the earrings are constructed: on the backs we see the flower-shaped links to which the beads are wired, a unique trait of this maker's work. (Note that he typically signed his pieces with only a paper hang tag.) These earrings are perfect for any occasion.
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  • Art Deco chandelier earrings with jade glass beads
    Jade bead Art Deco earrings
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    Jade Bead Art Deco Chandelier Earrings

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    These Art Deco chandelier earrings feature a circle of pale jade glass beads suspended from a triangle of silver-tone chain dotted with additional beads. A single bead pendant hangs within each circle, and a matching larger disk is set where it will adorn the earlobe. Lavishly-long (3-inch), this pair is possibly Czech in origin. These all-original screw-back earrings can be modified for pierced ears.
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  • Vintage jade earrings with dangling beads
    Art Deco jade dangling earrings
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    Jade Bead Dangling Earrings

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    These vintage jade earrings from the 1920s are fashioned from small jade-glass beads that hang from five brass chains. They are suspended from a domed larger jade-glass button designed to fall at the earlobe. Lots of movement here! These all-original Art Deco earrings have screw-backs, which can be modified for pierced ears.
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  • Jade drop earrings from the 1920s
    Art Deco jade pendant earrings
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    Jade Drop Earrings

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    These jade drop earrings are made from molded glass that simulates carved stone. Lusciously-detailed with a silver-tone metal cap, each pendant has small jade-glass beads that lead to the stone at the earlobe. The setting is silver-tone metal. These all-original earrings have screw-backs, which can be modified for pierced ears. Jade was a very popular element in Art Deco jewelry. A soft color for today's woman who looks best in warm hues.
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  • Art Deco-style earrings with lapis and diamante
    Front of lapis & diamante pendant earrings
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    Lapis & Diamanté Dangling Earrings

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    These Art Deco-style earrings are a bit of a mystery. Based on what I’ve seen in Ginger Moro’s book (European Designer Jewelry, p. 49), I’m guessing that this pair was made in Europe in the 1980s from vintage materials. Each rounded-triangular-shaped lapis-glass drop is embellished with diamante and a rectangular onyx-glass stone. The ear wires with lever-backs are original to the earrings and unmarked. Regardless of their date of manufacture, these earrings from my personal collection are distinctive and beautiful. Scroll down to see the same design in camphor glass.
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    Lapis Bead Czech 1930s Drop Earrings

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    A pair of lapis glass beads, each capped with flower-petal-shaped metal, form these Art Deco drop earrings from the former Czechoslovakia. The lower bead is 1/2-inch in diameter. The size and color make these earrings a bit bolder in effect than pieces from the 1920s. The original screw-backs were replaced with sterling silver posts for pierced ears by my expert jeweler. Scroll down to see a selection of Art Deco pieces to wear with these earrings.
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    Lapis Panel 1930s Pendant Earrings

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    Molded lapis-blue-glass panels that look like carved gemstones form these unusual Art Deco pendant earrings. The flower motif in the blue glass is present in the silver-tone metal components that connect the pendant to the earring top. These all-original earrings have screw-backs, but they can be modified for pierced ears. Because these earrings are 2" long and bold (the glass panels are 3/4-inch squares), I would wear these drops with only an Art Deco bracelet – scroll down to see a selection.
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    Lipstick-Red Glass & Diamanté 1920s Earrings

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    These fun Art Deco earrings, which feature lipstick-red marquis-shaped glass drops with diamanté accents in a chrome-like setting, are most likely European in origin. These all-original earrings with ear wires with lever backs for pierced ears are constructed of unknown metal. Wear them to off-duty activities and on casual-business-attire days for a change of pace. Scroll down to see the perfect necklace to wear with this wonderful pair.
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    Milk Glass Bead 1960s Pendant Earrings by Miriam Haskell

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    These 1960s milk glass earrings by Miriam Haskell have a scored drop topped by a round white bead surrounded by smaller white beads, a typical trait of this maker. These earrings have adjustable screw-backs (the combination screw and lever). Scroll down to see two more milk-glass pieces, a brooch and necklace both by Haskell, that look great with these earrings.
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    Milk Glass Bead, Diamanté & Gold Earrings by Miriam Haskell

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    These Miriam Haskell earrings with milk-glass beads and disks, rondelles, and gold-tone findings have a real Machine Age-look and associated movement. However, the use of French ear clips dates them to the late-1940s, and the white beads may take them into the 1950s, when white jewelry was extremely popular. I still consider this pair to be Art Deco in style, and I've seen the same motif used by this designer (Frank Hess) on earlier Haskell pieces. Whenever they were made, these ear clips are lots of fun! I saw them in an entirely new, bright, and glamorous light when they were chosen to walk the runway at Toronto Fashion Week for Spring 2019. See them on the model who looked stunning in a bridal jumpsuit with skirt. You don't have to be a bride to add glamour to an ensemble with these fabulous earrings!
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  • Milk glass earrings with gold wire & diamante
    1950s ear clips by Hattie Carnegie
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    Milk Glass Earrings with Gold Wire & Diamanté by Hattie Carnegie

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    These milk glass earrings by Hattie Carnegie are substantial and incredibly well-made. They feature prong-set, opaque-white-glass stones wrapped in gold wire and accented with diamanté. From the 1950s, these ear clips feature the same gorgeous gold-wire construction this designer used with a variety of stones to create earrings, necklaces, brooches, and bracelets. I was proud to see this pair worn on the runway at Toronto Fashion Week for Spring 2019.
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  • Alice Caviness earrings with bi-color beads
    Black-and-white ear clips by Alice Caviness
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    Onyx & Crystal Bi-color Bead Alice Caviness Earrings

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    These Alice Caviness earrings have clusters of black- and clear-glass bi-colored beads. Some have caps of silver-tone filigree, while other caps are solid metal. These ear clips were designed in the starburst or atomic motif that was popular in the 1950s, yet they are so versatile and wearable now! In fact, these earrings walked the runway at Toronto Fashion Week for Spring 2019. The designer paired them – unexpectedly, yet perfectly – with a 1930s German Art Deco bracelet. Scroll down to see it.
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  • Black onyx drop earrings with enamel accents
    1920s onyx & enamel Czech earrings
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    Onyx & Enamel 1920s Drop Earrings

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    These black onyx drop earrings are probably Czech in origin. A delicate black-and-white-enamel-flower on a silver-tone filigree triangle connects the large, oval pendant to the faceted round stone at the earlobe. These elegant all original screw-back earrings can be modified for pierced ears. Scroll down to see a necklace adorned with onyx glass and black-and-white enamel as well as other coordinating pieces for this versatile and unique pair.
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    Onyx & Silver Leaves 1950s Earrings by Elsa Schiaparelli

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    Each of these classic 1950s ear clips by Elsa Schiaparelli features two faceted, oval onyx-glass stones nestled in a trio of curled, textured, silver-tone leaves. Designed with one of her favorite motifs (leaves), this pair is so well-made that even the backs are textured. As was the custom in the 1950s, the earrings face each other, so they will frame your face to perfection. The matching necklace is available – scroll down to see it.
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