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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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  • Jade bead earrings by Louis Rousselet
    Earrings with clusters of jade glass beads
    USD$245.00

    Jade Bead Dangling Earrings by Louis Rousselet

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    These jade bead earrings feature clusters of vibrant dark-apple-green-glass barrels cascading from French ear clips. Some of the beads have striations. Though unsigned, these delightful 1950s creations 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 playful and unusual earrings are perfect for any occasion.
    USD$245.00
    USD$245.00
  • Jade drop earrings from the 1920s
    Art Deco jade pendant earrings
    USD$245.00

    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.
    USD$245.00
    USD$245.00
  • Art Deco-style earrings with lapis and diamante
    Front of lapis & diamante pendant earrings
    USD$295.00

    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.
    USD$295.00
    USD$295.00
  • Lapis drop earrings from Czechoslovakia
    1930s lapis bead earrings
    USD$245.00

    Lapis Bead Czech Drop Earrings

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    These lapis drop earrings have a pair of glass beads, each capped with flower-petal-shaped metal. The lower bead is 1/2-inch in diameter. The size and color make these pendants a bit bolder in effect than Art Deco 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 jewels to wear with these earrings. Perfect for those who like to wear cool colors.
    USD$245.00
    USD$245.00
  • Lapis blue earrings with large 'carved' pendants
    Close-up view of earring front
    USD$275.00

    Lapis Panel 1930s Pendant Earrings

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    These lapis blue earrings are formed from molded-glass panels that look like carved gemstones. The flower motif in the blue-glass pendants is present in the silver-tone metal components that connect the pendant to the earring top. These all-original, unusual earrings have screw-backs, but they can be modified for pierced ears. Because these Art Deco 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. This versatile color is perfect for those who like to wear cool hues.
    USD$275.00
    USD$275.00
  • Red glass drop earrings with diamanté
    Lipstick-red & diamante 1920s earrings
    USD$245.00

    Lipstick-Red Glass Drop Earrings with Diamanté

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    These red glass drop earrings are most likely European in origin. The lipstick-red marquise-shaped stones are set in white metal with diamanté accents. These all-original earrings have ear wires with lever backs for pierced ears and are constructed of an unknown metal. Wear this fun pair 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 these wonderful jewels.
    USD$245.00
    USD$245.00
  • Vintage milk glass earrings by Miriam Haskell
    1960s milk glass pendants
    USD$175.00

    Milk Glass Bead Pendant Earrings by Miriam Haskell

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    These vintage milk glass earrings by Miriam Haskell have a scored drop. The top is formed by a round white bead surrounded by smaller ones, a typical trait of this maker. These earrings have adjustable screw-backs (the combination screw and lever normally used by this maker in the 1960s). Scroll down to see two more milk-glass pieces, a brooch and necklace both by Haskell, that look great with these pendants.
    USD$175.00
    USD$175.00
  • Milk glass earrings with rondelles
    Miriam Haskell earrings with milk glass beads & disks
    USD$245.00

    Milk Glass Bead, Diamanté & Gold Earrings by Miriam Haskell

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    These milk glass earrings with 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 Miriam 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!
    USD$245.00
    USD$245.00
  • Alice Caviness earrings with bi-color beads
    Black-and-white ear clips by Alice Caviness
    USD$195.00

    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 (which is no longer available).
    USD$195.00
    USD$195.00
  • Black onyx drop earrings with enamel accents
    1920s onyx & enamel Czech earrings
    USD$245.00

    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 selection of coordinating pieces for this versatile and unique pair.
    USD$245.00
    USD$245.00
  • Diamante dangle earrings w/emerald enamel & onyx hoops
    Emerald, onyx & diamante earrings
    USD$345.00

    Onyx, Emerald & Diamanté Dangle Earrings

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    These diamanté dangle earrings are inset with emerald enamel accents and have additional sparkling stones at the earlobes. Onyx-glass hoops form the bottom of these lovely and versatile pendants. The ear wires for pierced ears are original, but the lever backs are unmarked. These earrings are probably European in origin. Though Art Deco in style, something about this pair makes me think they may be from a later Revival era. Nevertheless, they are beautiful! Scroll down to see a selection of complimentary Art Deco bracelets.
    USD$345.00
    USD$345.00
  • Black onyx dangle earrings with marcasites in sterling
    Onyx, marcasite & sterling Wachenheimer Bros. earrings
    USD$295.00

    Onyx, Marcasite & Sterling Earrings by Wachenheimer Bros.

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    These black onyx dangle earrings in sterling silver are part of the maker's Wachenheimer Real Stone Jewelry line, launched in the late-1920s. They feature a faceted, square stone set with a top border of marcasites and suspended from a marcasite-encrusted slim sterling bar. A square-cut, prong-set onyx sits at the earlobe. These all-original screw-back earrings can be modified for pierced ears. This pair in the "Geometric" pattern was advertised in the November 9, 1929 issue of Vogue. Scroll down to see a selection of onyx Art Deco pieces to wear with these versatile and stylish jewels.
    USD$295.00
    USD$295.00
  • French art glass earrings in pastels
    Pale pink, green & blue glass bead earrings
    USD$275.00

    Pastel Art Glass French 1950s Dangling Earrings

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    These dangling art glass earrings feature pale pink, green and blue beads that dangle on chains suspended from a pink glass button. The pastel-colored beads in different shapes and sizes have white striations. These 1950s ear clips are lovely and versatile, and have lots of movement. Though unsigned, this pair resembles pieces made by Louis Rousselet, especially with the glass button at the earlobe and the high-quality of the beads. I am not certain, however, because of the style of the ear clip.
    USD$275.00
    USD$275.00
  • Blown glass earrings by Louis Rousselet
    1950s Louis Rousselet earrings
    USD$345.00

    Pearl & Blown Glass Bead 1950s Pendant Earrings by Louis Rousselet

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    These blown glass ear clips have clusters of beads in greens, purples, and reds, along with pearls. This pair was made by Louis Rousselet, according to Ginger Moro (the author of European Designer Jewelry and a Rousselet expert). Though marked "Charlin" on the ear clips, these pendants are "a re-issue of an earlier design from the '50s using vintage glass beads and pearls", stated Moro in correspondence, when I bought these earrings from her. The colors and design make this pair very versatile and easy to wear for day or evening.
    USD$345.00
    USD$345.00
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    Pearl & Blown Glass Flower French 1950s Earrings

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    Clusters of tiny faux pearls with blown-glass flowers and leaves form these 1950s ear clips. The design and style of the beads remind me of the work of the French maker Louis Rousselet, although the earring backs are not the same as those he typically used. However, the findings I'm familiar with would have been too small for this creation. Please note that although these earrings are not mirror images, the lack of symmetry – which is not unusual in hand-strung pieces – does not detract from their lovely appearance. What a great choice for a bride!
    USD$345.00
    USD$345.00
  • Vintage pearl earrings with Russian gold by Miriam Haskell
    Pearl & Russian gold earrings by Miriam Haskell
    USD$225.00

    Pearl & Russian Gold 1950s Drop Earrings by Miriam Haskell

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    These vintage pearl earrings by Miriam Haskell from the late-1950s are fit for a bride or everyday wear. They feature a baroque pearl dangling from a pearl-studded Russian-gold-layered plaque. These earrings have adjustable screw-backs (the combination screw and lever) and are simple, yet elegant and easy to wear.
    USD$225.00
    USD$225.00
  • Pearl basket earrings by Louis Rousselet
    1950s French dangling earrings
    USD$345.00

    Pearl Basket French Dangle Earrings

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    These pearl basket earrings were probably made by Louis Rousselet, based on the French filigree back and ear clip he typically used. Each pendant has a basket of glass pearls suspended from a large, single pearl. It's held in place by a cluster of glass pearls mounted on a round, white-metal filigree back. This part is designed to adorn the earlobe. These ear clips are as perfect for a wedding, prom, or special occasion as they are for everyday wear. Add a single strand of pearls and look extraordinary!
    USD$345.00
    USD$345.00
  • 1950s French pearl cluster earrings
    Made-in-France earrings in style of Louis Rousselet
    USD$345.00

    Pearl Cluster French 1950s Dangle Earrings

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    These 1950s pearl cluster earrings resemble a bunch of grapes. They are suspended from a large glass-pearl button mounted on a white-metal filigree back. Though unsigned, these ear clips have the traditional filigree back, ear-clip mechanism, and button-bead at the earlobe typically used by Louis Rousselet. Moreover, the unusual shape of the pearls could only have been made by someone of his caliber. (Note that Rousselet pieces were typically signed only with a paper hang tag.) These beautiful earrings are right for day, evening or bridal/ wedding/prom wear. Scroll down to see a gorgeous brooch with similar pearls and emerald blown-glass.
    USD$345.00
    USD$345.00
  • Vintage gold flower necklace/brooch & earrings
    Floral brooch worn as pendant
    USD$275.00

    Pearl, Diamanté & Gold Flower Necklace/Brooch & Earrings Set

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    This vintage gold flower necklace and earrings set from 1950 is a '3-for-1' jewel! It has a trio of heart-shaped blossoms that form the centerpiece, which can be detached and worn as a brooch. The ear clips are single blossoms. The gold-plated fretwork has swirled pavé edges that embrace champagne-colored faux pearls. Attach the brooch to the snake chain by inserting the pin stem through the necklace loops. Pretty clever, eh! While the pendant appears slightly off-center on the chain, its position was fixed at manufacture. Please note that this necklace (which measures 14 3/8″) was made for a slim neck, but you could easily add a chain extender. Wear the pieces together or separately with complimentary contemporary jewels.
    USD$275.00
    USD$275.00
  • Pearl and gemstone earrings by Louis Rousselet
    Louis Rousselet 1950s earrings
    USD$345.00

    Pearl, Gemstone Bead & Rondelle Earrings by Louis Rousselet

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    Pearl and gemstone earrings by Louis Rousselet are a welcome and versatile addition to any jewelry wardrobe. These 1950s French ear clips feature faux pearls in various sizes, with accents of ruby, sapphire, emerald and amethyst blown-glass leaves and rondelles. Though unsigned, these earrings match a signed necklace and earrings set that I have moved from my personal collection to offer for sale. The type of ear clip used is another clue to the creator, who usually signed his pieces with only paper hang tags. Rousselet was the premier faux pearl and bead maker in the first half of the 20th century. These earrings are a beautiful example of his work. Although the coating on some pearls appears to have bubbles, I think they are intended. Scroll down to see the magnificent necklace and earrings set in the same design.
    USD$345.00
    USD$345.00
  • Vintage peridot earrings with diamanté
    Peridot Art Deco pendants with shepherd hook
    USD$295.00

    Peridot & Diamanté Pendant Earrings

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    These vintage peridot earrings each have a faceted, teardrop-shaped glass stone with a decorative silver-tone metal cap. It drops from diamanté-embellished links. The yellow-metal shepherd hooks on these delicate and elegant 1920s pendants make me think they are European in origin. Most of the diamanté are cloudy, but they do not detract from the appearance of these beauties – the star attraction is the pale-green-glass drops. An easy-to-wear adornment for a woman who loves Art Deco and likes to wear warm colors!
    USD$295.00
    USD$295.00
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    Pink tourmaline earrings with alexandrite
    Bogoff 1950s ear clips
    USD$195.00

    Pink Tourmaline Earrings with Alexandrite

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    These pink tourmaline earrings were made in the 1950s by Bogoff. They feature a faceted pear-shaped pink-glass stone mounted in a decorative rhodium-plated setting. The main stone is crowned with a trio of round alexandrite-glass stones. They change color from purple to blue, depending on the light. These elegant ear clips are a striking color combination that’s perfect for those who look best in cool hues. Scroll down to see the matching bracelet and necklace.
    USD$195.00
    USD$195.00
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    Red Bead 1920s Chandelier Earrings

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    These deliciously-long (3 1/4") and fun 1920s chandelier earrings have three chains adorned with red-glass beads. The red glass stone set at the earlobe and all but the bottom row of beads are faceted; the bottom ones are round balls. These all-original earrings have screw-backs which can be modified for pierced ears. Some of the beads have minor flaws, but none is visible when this pair is worn. Lots of movement here!
    USD$245.00
    USD$245.00
  • Czech earrings with red-glass double hoops
    Red glass & brass filigree 1920s Czech earrings
    USD$245.00

    Red Glass Double-Hoop Czech Earrings

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    These Art Deco Czech earrings are fun! They have two red-glass hoops dangling from long brass filigree findings. This type of filigree was used extensively by Czech makers during the 1920s. These unusually long (3″), all-original earrings have screw-backs and lots of movement. These earrings can be modified for pierced ears. Wear them with distinction for off-duty activities and business-casual days.
    USD$245.00
    USD$245.00