SOLD: Sputnik earrings with amethysts, aquamarines, citrines, garnets and tourmalines, circa 1960
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Cocktail jewellery was worn in the mid-20th century, when jewels and clothes were divided into pieces for day and night – and for this magical, sophisticated hour between.
Or at least according to Hollywood, one of the great social influencers of the time.
These exuberant multi-gem domes are often referred to as Sputnik jewels and do appear from time to time, usually as rings.
Earrings are less common. These are clips but they can be converted for pierced ears. (I’d be happy to arrange this at no extra cost.)
They’re set in 18-carat gold and were made in Italy about 1960.
I can remember Sputnik flying overhead in 1957 when I was seven. Anyone else out there old enough to remember the excitement it generated?
FREE WORLDWIDE EXPRESS SHIPPING, TRACKED AND INSURED; FREE CONVERSION FOR PIERCED EARS ON REQUEST
• Handmade in 18-carat yellow gold
• Set with amethysts, aquamarines, citrines, garnets and tourmalines
• Approximately 18.1mm (nearly 3/4 inch) in diameter
• Weight is 7 grams
• In excellent vintage condition
• Will come in a Karen Deakin gift box (the antique boxes are not for sale)
Please examine the photographs carefully – they form part of the description.
I’d be very happy to send more information and images. Layaway available.
I accept returns if you’re not delighted with your purchase.
I offer free worldwide express shipping, tracked and insured. Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I’m not responsible for delays due to customs.
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