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Citrine, Golden Topaz & Mother of Pearl 1950s Earrings by Alice Caviness

Citrine, Golden Topaz & Mother of Pearl 1950s Earrings by Alice Caviness

USD$175.00

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Maker

Alice Caviness

Size

1 1/4" diameter

Condition

Excellent

Date

1955-1959

Marks

"ALICE CAVINESS" in block letters on oval cartouche

These 1950s ear clips by Alice Caviness feature layers of citrine and golden-topaz glass beads along with aurora borealis diamanté, 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 by this maker that leads me to say that she is under-rated. These earrings are just plain fun! Scroll down to see a similar pair of earring with matching brooch, also by Caviness.

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    This 1950s set by Alice Caviness features amazing layers of components wired onto a decorative brass frame. Included are citrine glass stones in multiple shapes and sizes, faceted golden-topaz beads, mother-of-pearl disks, aurora borealis diamanté, and textured brass leaves. The brooch is shaped like an oval wreath, with the jeweled frame mounted on another that holds the pin and roll-over safety clasp. Each earring has a jeweled frame mounted on a round filigree back with the ear clip. The complexity of the design and construction seen here are often present in this maker’s work, which I believe is underrated. This set is definitely not for the faint-hearted! I will include the matching bracelet, which has only three of its four strands of beads, but it is definitely wearable. Scroll down to see a similar pair of earrings by the same maker.

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