Bernice I Goodspeed arrived in Mexico City in 1930 to study Mexican culture and arts. Although she referred to herself as a writer, she and her husband, artist and painter Carl Pappe, also designed and sold jewelry, as well as Pappe's artwork and Goodspeed's books at heir Taxco shop (Toor, 1960). She continued as a jeweler and silversmith until her death in 1971.
This lovely pair of screw-back earrings, circa 1960's, is composed of a stylized wing design, inlaid with a crushed olive/tan colored gemstone. The earrings measure a delicate 1 1/8" length and 5/8" in width. Each piece is stamped "Sterling" in a circle with "B" in the center and the Eagle #28 mark, circa 1955-1960's. Wonderful condition with no damage and good vintage patina. Pieces by Goodspeed are rather scarce.