Featured Hoping to find these earrings for myself - What are they called?

Discussion in 'Jewelry' started by scoutshouse, Nov 20, 2019.

  1. scoutshouse

    scoutshouse Well-Known Member

    I never see these in jewelry stores, estate or otherwise. Shown on Ida Lupino and Ava Gardner.

    What I'd call a classic "gypsy" - if I can use that term - but there are so many more dangly chandeliery earrings out there they just get buried in the google machine.

    I always think I'll find them when my ship comes in...

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  2. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

  3. Sandra

    Sandra Well-Known Member

    Ida Lupino and Ava Gardner were in their "heyday" in the 1940s - early 50s, so they may have worn screw back style earrings rather than clip-on.
     
  4. antidiem

    antidiem Well-Known Member

    I remember my mom wearing these during the 1950s and 1960s, even later,
     
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  5. scoutshouse

    scoutshouse Well-Known Member

    Thanks, Debora - They are easy to find in Bakelite...

    But the meaning for gold or silver hoops runs the gamut these days. I've been looking for a while.

    This is the shape I'm looking for, hopefully with wires and maybe a little smaller:
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    I'm hoping to find vintage or antique with wires, posts being second choice.

    I self pierced my ears in the late 60s with those tension hoops (ouch)
    but the holes are turned out like a ballet dancer's feet. Some styles just look weird, but dangles are fine :)
     
  6. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Thanks for example. Definitely a gypsy shape.

    Debora
     
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  7. Barn Owl

    Barn Owl Well-Known Member

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    I recently came across a pair in sterling, albeit a different shape.
     
  8. Marie Forjan

    Marie Forjan Well-Known Member

    You are in good company, here is Marylin wearing similar ones in "Niagara". I have a pair, DH bought them for me because I loved them also :)

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  9. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Actually, they're called flamenco earrings. And typically plastic. Let's see what we can find you...

    Debora

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  10. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Here's a New York-based retail that sells flamenco earrings. (You can find them under "Compliments," a mis-translation of "Complementos" for "Accessories.") Doubt you'll find what you're looking for but worthwhile just for these below that are designed for baby girls (who have their ears pierced at birth in Spain.)

    Debora

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  11. scoutshouse

    scoutshouse Well-Known Member

    I think the pair on Ida Lupino are about perfect in size and seem to have the thick to thin feature.

    How fun! I'm gifting myself bc a little ship is coming in, but it ain't here yet.

    Those are neat, @Barn Owl :)
     
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  12. scoutshouse

    scoutshouse Well-Known Member

    Link?

    Cute!
     
  13. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    I think vintage clip-on dangle hoop earrings is a better descriptor. And it is interesting that, after being so popular in the post-World War II years, they're so hard to find now.

    Debora
     
  14. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    From etsy.com. (12k gold filled.) Close but no cigar?

    Debora

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  15. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

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  16. scoutshouse

    scoutshouse Well-Known Member

    Those are adorable :) thanks, @Debora

    I would totally wear this white pair (only $21!)

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    And I like the fasteners
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    But because I'm gifting myself after a long period of living "within my means," I'm on the prowl for vintage or antique GOLD! :woot::woot::woot:
     
  17. scoutshouse

    scoutshouse Well-Known Member

    I agree, but it seems so. I've been looking in pawnshops, etc. for a long time and haven't run across any.

    They're a very traditional antique style, that don't seem to have been reproduced in any big way.
     
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  18. antidiem

    antidiem Well-Known Member

    Well Scouts, now that you've put THAT thought out to the universe, let's see how long it takes to come back to you as the gold pair of gypsy dangle hoop gold earrings you want to purchase! ;)

    Really lovely photo of Marilyn there, Marie, thanks!
     
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  19. scoutshouse

    scoutshouse Well-Known Member

    Its a superpower all pickers have - I just cranked it up to the third power :)
     
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  20. antidiem

    antidiem Well-Known Member

    yep!!
     
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