This a pair of vintage signed Hobe large beaded clip back Earrings. The focal point is a large barrel shaped crackled pink Lucite bead. These beads are matching in color. One appears yellowed in the pictures. This is due to lighting only. One bead has more crackling. These beads are encircled by a row of alternating pink and smoky beads with some AB pink beads. These beads are attached to a filigree gold tone frame. The clips are the signature Hobe clips with a plastic roller designed for comfort. The clips are tight and secure. They are in very good condition. Size is 1 inch in width by 1 1/4 inches in length.
Hobe jewelry as founded by Jacque Hobe as Hobe Cie, a fine jewelry line in France. The son William Hobe started the American Company in 1927 in Mt Vernon, NY. He was commissioned by Flo Ziegfield to design and manufacturer jewelry for the Ziegfield Follies. Folklore has it that this may have been the beginning of the term costume jewelry. The company was sold in 2000 and continues in production today.
Signed Hobe vintage clip back Earrings with pink and smoky beads