1940s White Bead and Faux Pearl Vintage Earrings

These lovely, unsigned earrings feature a typical 1940s bead design. They are clip on and very Miriam Haskell in style.

Condition Report:

Wearable - There is extensive wear to the gilt metal on the back of clips, which is consistent with age and use. This is not visible when they are worn. A couple of the faux pearls have feint scratching. 

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The Details...

These earrings are gilt metal. They feature a floral design made up of plastic, textured rondelle beads detailed with faux pearls in gilt metal ‘cups’. Each earring measures around 2.75cm in diameter. 

A Short History...

The popularity of the use of faux pearls within costume jewellery is undeniable. Between the 1920s and 1960s, they were enjoying a heyday, as they made pieces more affordable than rhinestone examples and were acceptable for daywear too. Famous costume jewellery brands, such as Chanel and Miriam Haskell, used faux pearls prolifically and many unsigned pieces were made using them to emulate their high end designs. 

Wear it With...

The white hues in these earring would make them the perfect accompaniment to a wedding dress. They would also be an excellent summer earring, looking glamorous with a strapless jumpsuit and wedge sandals. 

  • Colour Cream, White, Gold
  • Era 1940s
  • Occasion Bridal, Cocktail and Evening, Everyday, Holiday and Globetrotting, Smart Casual, Wedding Guest, Work
  • Trend Floral, Hollywood Golden Era