A stylish look is never complete without beautiful accessories to complement it. This mid-century gold and white Napier earring and brooch set may be the element you're missing in your outfit. Napier became famous for their fashion jewelry in the 1920's among the most stylish women. Fashion jewelry became especially important when people realized the impracticality of wearing fine jewelry on a daily basis. It was also difficult to afford precious metals and jewels, especially with the many wars that rampaged the early twentieth century. Fashion jewelry offered all women of all classes the chance to look and feel elegant. Extravagant jewelry was no longer only reserved for the wealthy. Now everyone is able to look chic. Piercing were still considered taboo in the early and mid century, so clip on earrings offered an easy and less permanent way to adorn your ears. This set offers beautiful white beaded flowers with gold plated abstract foliage. The design follows the shape of the ear, so they almost come across as cuffs. The shape is cool and modern, even by today's standards. Wearing a brooch that matches your earrings gives your outfit a sense of cohesiveness and regalness. This set would be a great addition to your jewelry collection.
By the latter part of the twentieth century the ear piercing market was growing, but it was still not entirely common, hence why these Roxanne Assoulin earrings still feature the clip on element. Roxanne Assoulin's designs are known to boost confidence in the wearer as well as conveying her confidence as an artist and designer. They show the creativity and individuality of those who seek to stand out and aren't afraid to be different. These gold tones earrings have an interesting woven design with scattered panels inlaid with clear rhinestones. They are versatile, which is a great asset to have in your jewelry box. They fit many age demographics and styles. I can easily see them being worn by a model on the runway or in a magazine photoshoot. They have a lot of character and retro charm. The teardrop shape is classic and timeless, so they can be worn for years to come. Roxanne Assoulin was able to create movement in a stagnant object with these earrings. The ridges in the gold braiding will catch the light in a way that makes them look alive. This is wearable art at its finest.
Here we have a gorgeous vintage Whiting and Davis bracelet with six luminous oval mother of pearl charms. Whiting and Davis is a well respected brand that has been making jewelry and handbags since 1876. They are most famously known for their brass metal mesh clothing and accessories. They were especially coveted by the glamorous flappers of the 1920's. In 1952, Jane Russell sported a stunning gold tone Whiting and Davis mesh gown for her movie Macao, which came in weighing at 21 pounds. In more recent years, celebrities such as Eva Longoria, Paris Hilton, Shakira, and, most notably, Lady Gaga can be seen gracing red carpets with their Whiting and Davis apparel. Finding a vintage item is such an amazing condition from an influential brand such as this one is extraordinary and shouldn't be passed up so easily. This bracelet has a beautiful charm to it. You can tell it is vintage, but that is most definitely not a bad thing. The oval shape of the nacre charms is not seen too often in today's jewelry stores, which is a shame seeing how beautiful it is. This can easily be paired with almost any style such as boho, casual, pinup, business attire, western, and even goth. It is a wonderful piece with exquisite workmanship that is looking for a new home.
If you're looking for something daring and one of a kind, look no further. These clip on earrings are hand etched and inlaid with niello. Hand etching on metal takes years of tedious practice. It is a form of art that has been around for thousands of years. The first example is believed to be from around 1800 B.C.E. (3,800 years ago). Niello is a black mixture of different metals that is spread across an etched surface, usually silver. It settles into the engraved or etched parts and leaves a dark and contrasting image on the surface. These dagger earrings feature a tiny intricate woven pattern throughout, which would've been extremely tedious for the artist, who would've had to use small tools and a delicate hand. The stamp on the back shows that these beauties were made in Siam, now known as Thailand. King Mongkut, who reigned from 1851 to 1868, gave Siam its name which remained until 1939 when it was officially changed to Thailand. The country was reverted back to Siam from 1946 to 1948 but was changed back to Thailand where it has stayed since. Thailand is known for its beautiful art, landscape, and history and has become a hot tourist destination in recent years. Its large and ornate temples may be the inspiration behind the image on the earrings, which shows a person wearing a headdress. They are perfect for the person who appreciates the beauty of different cultures around the world.
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