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Swarovski vintage earrings, pair, gold & crystals 1980`s ca, Austrian
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Swarovski vintage earrings, pair, gold & crystals 1980`s ca, Austrian

Code: 11195

Price: £95 / $114 / €112 / ¥791 for the pair

Height: 0.7cm (0.3")     Width: 2cm (0.8")
Depth: 2cm (0.8")
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Swarovski vintage earrings, a pair, gold plated & crystals 1980`s ca, Austrian.

This pair of earrings have been gently cleaned while respecting the vintage patina and are ready to wear.   New quality black leatherette gift box included.

A vintage pair of Swarovski stud earrings from the 1980`s, with a Postmodern design inspired in the Art Deco design revival of the period.

They are 22 karat gold plated, each earring with a bezel set octagonal shaped asscher cut gem following the lines of the base. The stepped octagon base has concentric geometric lines. The rather large Swarovski crystal is in a sapphire tone and is hand set.

A timeless design and very wearable pair of earrings, with great attention to detail and excellent craftmanship. 

Each piece is signed on the reverse with the Swan logo.

Both earrings are completed with the original classic Swarovski fittings, that are for pierced ears only.

New quality black leatherette gift box included.

This pair of earrings is in very good vintage condition with no damages. The gold plated surfaces are in very good condition. The  original Swarovski crystals are present and in very good condition. Both showing slight to no wear. They appear unworn like ‘new’ . The fittings are in full working order.

Additional dimensions:

The earring alone is: Height: 0.7 cm, Width: 2 cm, Depth: 2 cm.

The box is: Height: 3 cm, Width: 6.8 cm, Depth: 8.2 cm.

Packing is offered free of charge. We take special professional care while packing. For safe transport the boxed earrings would be wrapped in bubble wrap & foam. They would be then put into another box with loose fill packing nuts, safe for posting with a courier. We ship with reliable couriers (signed for, tracked & insured).

  • Within London (UK): £ Free
  • UK Mainland: £ Free
  • European Union: £ 20
  • United States/Canada: £ Free
  • Australia: £ 20
  • Japan: £ 35
  • Rest of the World please enquire.

Daniel Swarovski was born in Bohemia (Now Czech Republic) in 1862. Bohemia was the center for glass production and his father was a glass cutter who owned a small factory. It was there that Daniel became skilled in the art of glass-cutting.
In 1891 he registered a patent for a machine that could cut crystal to perfection, unlike current manual methods.
He founded the Swarovski in Wattens, Austria in 1895.

The 1920`s allowed for Swarovski crystal to be in high demand in fashion and dance. Family friend Ernest Lowenstein took charge of the distribution in the US.

Production ceases during WWII, Ernest Lowenstein however, had accumulated sufficient stock and continued supplying major US jewellery designers during this time.  In the 1950`s crystal was a huge hit in haute-couture fashion and the silver screen. The material was a huge inspiration for Coco Chanel, and Hollywood movies like `Gentlemen Prefer Blondes` with Marilyn Monroe.  In 1956 Daniel Swarovski dies at the age of 93. This same year, the Aurora Borealis effect (AB) was developed (it was named after the Northern Lights). Christian Dior was the first designer who worked with Crystal AB for his collections.

The release of the `Silver Crystal` figurines in the 1970`s prompted a worldwide collecting boom leading to the creation of the Swarovski Crystal Society in 1987.  In 1989 the Swarovski logo changed from the Edelweiss flower to the Swan. In 1995 Swarovski celebrated its centenary with parties around the world and launching limited edition items like the Swan Pin. Swarovski vintage pieces are highly prized and extremely collectible today.

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