In the world of jewelry, earrings, especially antique earrings, take first place. More than any other form of jewelry, earrings frame our faces – the most observed and personal part of our appearance. For this reason, earrings are the most sought-after form of jewelry, whether antique or modern jewelry. Want to look good? Want to add elegance to your appearance or color to your complexion? Earrings will do this for you.
A round face may wear long, elegant, ear-pendants to advantage; a longer face may benefit from ear clips that draw attention up and back. Color to reflect your eyes and skin tone, texture and shape are all variables that you can play with to suit your personal aesthetic sense and needs.
Since earrings perfectly frame our faces, they convey so much more about us: sophisticated elegance, subtlety, culture, aesthetic appreciation and very often a great sense of fun and movement, even humor.
It's not surprising that beautiful antique earrings are increasingly rare. Beyond their intrinsic value, which continues to sky-rocket, their venerable age and historic interest, is the great workmanship and imagination that makes them so much more than the mere sum of parts. Beautiful jewelry is still made today, but the charm and mystique of antique earrings, loved and protected over 100's of years is incomparable. Adding to the magic is that they are even more wearable today than ever before. In an age when most products are thrown together, wearing a piece of real craftsmanship and quality endows the wearer with class, elegance and value beyond the immediately apparent.
I especially love the tremendous range and variety of earrings. Loops and hoops, studs and drops, gold, platinum, gem-set, colorful and quiet - every age has produced a repertoire of marvels for us to choose from and enjoy in our own lives.
The favoritism I show earrings in the world of jewelry is seen in the book on Antique Earrings (I love Those Earrings) by Jane Merrill and Chris Filstrup. They used 12 pairs of our earrings, ranging from Georgian, through Victorian to Art Deco earrings, to illustrate their book.
Are you looking for unique earrings - beautiful works of art to set off your attire, give you the special look you would wish for yourself? We have scoured the world to help you find them. At any given time, we may have just brought in a pair of pre-Napoleonic, Georgian pearl drops, maybe cameo pendant earrings or a modern designer signed pair of hoops. Enamel, Art Nouveau, Deco earrings or maybe something from antiquity can be found by browsing our site.
Remember that with us you have 100% assurance that what you see on your screen is what you get. While we aspire to perfect earrings, if they are special enough, we will forgive a negligible flaw in an item that’s passed its hundredth birthday. If there is a flaw, we call it and show it in the enlarged pictures. There will be no nasty surprises. We are always happy to answer any and every question. While buying jewelry can sometimes be scary and intimidating, you are going to find us easy to work with and like so many of our returning customers, you will feel a tremendous comfort and security from your first questions to the day you wear your gorgeous personal works of art on your earlobes.