RARE Mother of Pearl Earrings WILD Dangles 1950s Jewelry
These shell and glass bead earrings are very rare !
They date from the 1950's and were made in Japan. Japan made very few earrings in this style as they were very labor intensive. The strands are composed of Mother of Pearl shell in both pearl and purple. The purple shell is very rare to see.
The red tubes between the shells are glass, not plastic. Look at the back of the earrings and you will see a very unusual type of earrings mount. The silver tone metal is not shaped like other earrings of this design from West Germany for example. It is a very boxy design with rows of hooks on the fronts to hold the strands. The silver tone clips are signed Japan.
These earrings are very rare. The combination of purple, red, and pearl is a unqiue color scheme.
The pair is in excellent clean condition with no wear. All of the shells are shiny and clean. I see a couple of the strands that are not complete that probably have some missing beads but it is very hard to notice as these large clusters are very tight and thick. The earrings are about 2 1/8 " long by 1 1/2" wide.
Comes gift wrapped and shipped in a new presentation jewelry box.