Crazy for Clip-On!

I’ve had many customers ask me if I carry clip-on earrings and the good news is, now I do, both vintage and more recent!  While I’ll be selling them in my Etsy shop, I’ve first decided to give them a go on eBay.  ALL ITEMS HAVE SOLD.  They’re designer clip-on earrings by Joan Rivers, Nolan Miller, Kenneth Jay Lane, Don Lin, Norma Jean and Trifari.  There are even a pair of Vintage Givenchy earrings for sale.

The information you see below is from a blog post called “A Beginner’s Guide to Buying Clip-on Earrings” on the Vintage Virtue site:

Vintage Givenchy Clip-On Earrings

The 19th century was a critical moment in the course of earring history. During the mid-19th century, women abandoned the bonnets that had been in fashion and began styling their hair up. Earrings now re-emerged as a fashionable accessory, but Victorians believed that piercing the flesh was uncivilized. As the 20th century began, a solution was engineered with the invention of clip on earrings. This new design allowed people to decorate their ears without the “disgrace” of piercing holes in their ear lobes. The crystal chandelier style of clip-on earrings is now considered an icon of Victorian era fashion.

Vintage Kenneth Jay Lane Clip-on Earrings

Clip-on earrings enjoyed another surge in popularity during the 1920s when the short, boy-like hairstyles worn by flappers offered ear embellishments to become a focal point once again. Diamante clip-on earrings became prevalent in the 1920s due to their simple, elegant styling. The clip-on trend continued to be the fashion throughout most of the 20th century and as a result, vintage clip-on earrings are still widely available; ranging in style from the 1920s through the Great Depression and the Second World War.

The evolution of style trends through the decades is often noticeable when shopping for vintage clip-on earrings.The 1920s and 1930s often featured Art Deco inspired geometric designs while more femine floral designs began to take over in the 1940s and on into the 1950s.


Vintage Nautical Don Lin Clip-on Earrings

About Don Lin Jewelry

Don-Lin Jewelry was founded in 1972 Providence, RI by Donald and Linda St. Angelo. Their jewelry was produced in limited quantities and it is prized for its classic designs crucial to that era’s fashions.

Vintage Trifari Earrings

About Trifari Jewelry

The Trifari Company was founded by Gustavo Trifari, an Italian immigrant who arrived at Ellis Island from Napoli in 1904 at the age of 20. In 1910 he founded “Trifari and Trifari” with his uncle. Gustavo’s uncle left the company a few years later, and Gustavo continued the company under the name of “Trifari.” It’s no wonder that Italian collectors love to buy Trifari Vintage Jewelry, as Gustavo is one of their own.

read more at Trifari Vintage Jewelry


Vintage Kenneth Jay Lane Gold Bow Clip-on Earrings

About Kenneth Jay Lane Jewelry

Kenneth Jay Lane is a relative newcomer to the world of costume jewelry, launching his first line of earrings, bracelets, and necklaces in 1963. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, Lane got his start with Hattie Carnegie before designing shoes for Christian Dior. He made his mark immediately on the fashion world when he covered inexpensive plastic bangles with rhinestones, added findings, and turned them into excessively large earrings. Before long, Bonwit Teller, Henri Bendel, and Saks Fifth Avenue were selling his pieces to such clients as Jackie Kennedy, Elizabeth Taylor, and Audrey Hepburn.

Read more at Collectors Weekly