A classic pair of 1960s pearl and diamond drop earrings. Set in 18ct white gold on 18ct yellow gold posts, these earrings are a staple in every woman's wardrobe. In the 1950s and 60s Hollywood actresses were seen as glamorous trend setters and every girl and woman aspired to emulate them. Pictured here is the beautiful Grace Kelly wearing her pearl drop earrings at the Oscars for the film Country Girl.
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Gemstones: Diamonds & Cultured Pearls
Cut: Round Brilliant Cut Diamonds
Weight & Colour: 2 Diamonds = 0.44ct F / SI1
2 x 7.20 mm Cultured Pearls
Material: 18ct White Gold & 18ct Yellow Gold Posts & Backs
Ian Abeshouse Valuation
Mid 20th Century (1950 - 1970):
Through the 50s and 60s the hair was bigger, the dresses were bigger and the jewellery followed suit. Women wore more extravagant pieces than ever before and men opted for lots of gold. Cartier introduced jewellery depicting leopards and panthers and from then on each jewellery house did the same. Van Cleef & Arpels created bejewelled animals and flowers and Bulgari had its Serpentini line. Cocktail Rings were something a woman could simply not be seen without particularly in the US where a ‘Cocktail Party’ was the most stylish event you could be invited to.