This very rare pair of Napier 1950's earrings were called "Chatelaine" in their advertisement – "A completely new and exciting fashion first by Napier. Dangling enticement to grace your ears." These were made in gold plate with either crystals or simulated pearls. This pair has white faux pearls. The curve fits over your ear and the pearls and gold plated chain lengths dangle beneath your ear. Fabulous!
These Chatelaine earrings are featured in this impressive book, "The Napier Company, Defining 20th Century American Costume Jewelry" by Melinda L. Lewis with Henry J. Swen, just published this year (2013).
Earrings measure 3 5/8" inches long X 1.5" inches at their widest point. Pristine, excellent condition.