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Brown & Golden Topaz Pendant Earrings by Elsa Schiaparelli
2 1/4" x 1"
Excellent (see description)
Utility patent # 2,583,988 (for earring clasp) issued to Frederick A. Ballou, Jr. & Rogers T. Stafford in 1952 (application filed in 1949)
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.
ArchivesThis 1950s bracelet by Elsa Schiaparelli features nine links of gold-plated metal scrolls. The larger links are each set with an open-back, faceted, emerald-cut brown-topaz glass stone, with pairs of diamanté accents on each side. The smaller connecting links are each set with a faceted, round golden-topaz-glass stone. As usual with Schiaparelli pieces, the design is finely detailed. Here, the scrolls are at the top and bottom of the large stones and at the sides of the smaller ones. This classic piece has a fold-over clasp with safety chain. The matching pendant earrings are available – scroll down to see them.$ 295