These earrings are awesome! Dating and possible maker help please.

Discussion in 'Jewelry' started by Michelle Collins, May 21, 2019.

  1. Michelle Collins

    Michelle Collins Well-Known Member

    I am not sure who the maker is as I cant find any marks on them. The dangles are crystal or glass? (Another thing I cant tell the difference between.) They are screw back and huge.

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  2. Michelle Collins

    Michelle Collins Well-Known Member

    The back of them.

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  3. Jivvy

    Jivvy the research is my favorite


    My guess is crystal, but it's just a guess. Whichever they are, I'd wear them.
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  4. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    perfect for a night out at the Met !!!
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  5. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Great design, I'm sure they look fabulous on.
    Crystal usually shows rainbow colours when it reflects light.

    The screws on the leverbacks confuse me. Surely the lever goes back when you tighten the screws or am I missing something really ingenious?
  6. Michelle Collins

    Michelle Collins Well-Known Member

    Yeah they flip back like a clip on, then screw.
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  7. Michelle Collins

    Michelle Collins Well-Known Member

    And yes it does go back.
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  8. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    I've got screw clips like that, they adjust really well. Much less tricky than ordinary screw backs. I reckon those are 60s, maybe early 70s. Trifari did similar, but those are marked.
  9. Joan

    Joan Well-Known Member

    I agree -- 60s maybe early-70s. They do look like crystal or glass, but some bezel-set jewels like this were plastic/acrylic -- you've probably already ruled that out. If not, you can tell by tapping against your teeth, or seeing if there's a slight indentation on the flat surface when light reflects on them.
  10. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    They strike me as being from the period when gypsy-ish jewellery was in fashion, but lots of women did not have pierced ears, so late 50s - late 60s. It might be possible to find out when this type of adjustable clip came out, if a more precise answer is needed. I would guess glass rather than crystal, in part because crystal is heavier & earrings need to be light.
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  11. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    There was a bit of a revival of that whole gypsy hippy dippy look here in the 70s - it seems to crop up every now and then. I think they're a bit too boho big to be of that 50s fashion.
  12. DragonflyWink

    DragonflyWink Well-Known Member

    My Mom had a pair similar, purchased in late '68-early '69 to go with a rather wonderful floaty yellow chiffon cocktail dress with beading on the bodice, she was tall and slender with a long neck, so they suited her (firm on the dating of hers, purchased for a Nixon Inaugural party).

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  13. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    Oh,I have my Ma's earrings and do they all dangle! She had a thing for those ones that had a single pearl, long chain and then a HUGE pearl. I found some still on cards after she died. I wear them.
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