These slender, classic large sterling silver gold-plated hoop earrings are part of Monet's fine line of jewelry called Ciani. Ciani was marketed as "Real Jewelry for Real People". The 1970s earrings have snap-post closures. Each earring is stamped " © CIANI STER " on the closure. I was able to find an old stock of Ciani brown velvet gift pouches (never used) and one will be included with your purchase. I also added a few photos (pages 232 and 234) about Ciani jewelry from the book "Monet, The Master Jewellers" by Alice Vega in the photographs. A versatile pair of earrings that will not go unnoticed with any outfit!
Ciani was created in 1977 to offer women jewelry they could wear outside the home while working in offices and large corporations. Ciani paid attention to detail with their line of jewelry as they wanted the customer to know they were purchasing an extremely valuable and special piece of jewelry. Ciani ceased operations in 1983 after the price of gold hit an all time high and they couldn't continue making updated merchandise at the prices customers had come to expect. Only in production for eight years, Ciani jewelry is a collector's item today.
Condition: Excellent vintage
Size: 2 inches in diameter (nice large size)
Weight: 6.4 g (both earrings)
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1970s Large Gold-Plate Sterling Hoop Earrings by CIANI