These very unique 1960s orchid flower earrings are old new stock and come with their original card that reads Made in Austria. These dreamy satin flowers are clip earrings and they are very large. They measure 2 1/8" tall x 2 1/4" wide. You can get a better indication of size by looking at the photo of the earrings in my hand.
1960s Austrian flower earrings like these are very hard to find today. They were only made for a year or two.
How the earrings were made is rather complicated, but I can explain it in simple terms.
The flower petals were mold cast. The petals are a very light weight clear celluloid plastic that is hard and rigid. The petals were individually molded and there are two different molds, one on top and one on bottom that are glued together. When the plastic came out of the mold, it was dipped in an acid etching liquid that gives the petals a frosted look. After the earrings were assembled, each flower was air brushed with soft stain paint by hand.
The earrings are in perfect condition and have never been worn. The paper cards are tattered and torn and in poor condition. The earrings are not signed. Just the card is signed.
Comes gift wrapped and shipped in a new presentation jewelry box.
Come with a free new pair of ear cushions for your wearing comfort.