Schiaparelli 1950s Red and Black Rhinestone Vintage Climbing Earrings

A striking pair of statement earrings by a much sought after name in costume jewellery. They date from the early 1950s and were created by Schiaparelli. 

Condition Report:

Very Good - One small claw missing from the setting of a navette rhinestone. This does not detract from the overall appeal of the earrings. 

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The Details...

These large ear climbers are created from silver tone (possibly plated) metal. Their design resembles leaves and berries. They are set with black and red rhinestones with a vitrail coating in round, oval and navetted shapes. All of the stones are multi-faceted and claw set. These earrings are clip on and are signed on the reverse of their clips - 'Schiaparelli' is written in script lettering. They measure 4.75cm x 2.25cm. 

All of our clip on earrings come with removeable pads for your comfort, should you require them. 

To learn more about Schiaparelli jewellery, visit our Designers section.  

A Short History...

In addition to working with renowned designers to produce costume jewellery to accompany her Haute Couture collections, Elsa Schiaparelli licensed her name to jewellery produced by other companies from the 1940s through to the 1970s. American companies, such as Lisner and De Rosa, created jewellery in the Schiaparelli name and with the flamboyant and bold style that the designer was known for. By making pieces bearing Elsa's name, they met the demand of consumers who wanted to buy into the designer's imaginative aesthetic but that could not afford to travel to Paris to buy her items first hand. These earrings are from the collection of Schiaparelli pieces produced in America in the 1950s. 

Wear it With...

Pair these earrings with black velvet evening wear for a dramatic look. 

  • Designer Elsa Schiaparelli
  • Colour Silver, Red, Gunmetal, Black
  • Era 1950s
  • Occasion Cocktail and Evening, Wedding Guest, The Festive Season
  • Trend Mid-Century Chic