Beautiful dimensional design on translucent purple pink plastic create this whimsical floral clip on earrings; marked "W. Germany"
Approx. measurements: 1 inch
True Vintage Jewelry, c.1950s
Very good vintage condition (it shows some metal discoloration), all authentic, functional and ready to wear
It will be carefully wrapped to ensure its safe travels. It would make a stunning vintage gift!
talkingfashion: Items produced including costume jewelry made before and up through 1948 are marked: Germany. Those made in 1949 from West Germany were marked: Western Zone Germany, American Zone Germany, W. Germany, West Germany, Made in West Germany, and Made in Western Germany. In East Germany, items were marked: German Democratic Republic. To sum, jewelry pieces marked just Germany were almost certain to be pre-WWII unless they are newer (1990 - Present).
The German costume jewelry styles designed and manufactured in the Art Nouveau (poetic interpretation of nature 1890-1915) and Art Deco (geometric figures and symmetrical forms 1919-1930) include necklaces, bracelets, brooches/pins, earrings, pendants. medallions, and rings started in 1903. Sterling silver, silver-tone, gold-tone, rhodium, brass, chromium, filigree, and white base metals were used along with imitation stones of turquoise, amethyst, emerald, opal, ruby, topaz, lapis, and pearl (to name a few), clear and multi colored crystals, rhinestones, lampwork beads, crackle glass and art glass beads. Matching sets of pendants and medallions consisting of a necklace, earrings and bracelet with Cameos of ladies and flowers surrounded by delicate pearls and rhinestones on filigree gold-tone and silver-tone metal enameled were also designed and produced in West Germany and Germany. The European country, by hand, created exceptional examples of costume jewelry. The costume jewelry, the old style designs of Germany and West Germany, were probably produced in the 1920s through the 1950s, and were similar to those of Miriam Haskell, Original by Robert, Stanley Hagler and De Mario. Costume jewelry made in West Germany is becoming scarce and hard to find. (info copied from jackson jewels site)