Joseff of Hollywood 1940s Vintage Elephant Earrings

Featuring an 'Elephant' design, these earrings date from the late 1940s and are clip on. They are a beautiful example of Joseff of Hollywood's whimsical jewellery.

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The Details...

These drop earrings are made from Russian Gold Plate, which the Joseff of Hollywood brand was famed for producing. They feature a 'demi-hoop' engraved with a Moorish style design. Suspended from this is a round 'shield-like' panel on top of which is a portrait of an elephant. The earrings are signed. They feature a circular panel on the reverse of one of the earrings, which is engraved with 'Joseff'. The earrings measure 2.5cm x 5.25cm. The earrings also come attached to their original 'Jewellery by Joseff' sales card. 

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All of our clip earrings are provided with removable pads for additional comfort, should you require it. 

A Short History...

The Joseff of Hollwood company carries a great deal of prestige for both collectors of vintage costume jewellery and movie buffs alike. This is due to the fact that Joseff produced the vast majority of jewellery worn by the stars in films produced during Hollywood's 'Golden Era'. These earrings are typically reflective of Joseff's love of incorporating the animal world in his pieces, with bulldogs, bees and elephants being some of his favourite characters from nature. His elephant jewellery is particular sought after. He also liked alluding to other cultures in his work and the Moorish style details in these earrings demonstrate this. 

Wear it With...

Let Joseff's Russian Gold Plate do the talking and pair these earrings with a plain black jersey maxi dress and Roman style sandals.

  • Designer Joseff of Hollywood
  • Colour Gold
  • Era 1940s
  • Occasion Cocktail and Evening, Everyday, Holiday and Globetrotting, Smart Casual, Wedding Guest
  • Trend Hollywood Golden Era, One with Nature