Amethyst Earrings by Elsa Schiaparelli
1" x 3/4"
Excellent (minor wear on backs)
"Schiaparelli" (in script) and "PAT 156452"
Design patent D156,452 for ear clip issued to Frederick W. Moulson, assigned to B. A. Ballou & Co., in 1949
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!