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Napier 1960's "Hope Diamond" Drop Earrings ~ VERY RARE Book Piece
This signed pair of vintage 1960s Napier earrings are phenomenal in their simple modernist design, with three-dimensional gold plated cups adorned with huge clear crystals in their centers. These earrings were part of a very limited edition line of jewelry, particularly because the awesome stones themselves, dubbed "hope diamonds", were a small limited edition and Napier bought the entire small production!
The matching bracelet to these earrings (except book has the black enamel version over the gold plate) are featured on page 383 of the very impressive book, "The Napier Company: DEFINING 20th CENTURY AMERICAN COSTUME JEWELRY" by Melinda Lewis & Henry Swen (See last photo). Bracelet is valued at $225-$275 in this 2013 publication.
Earrings measure 3.75" inches long!
At the ear, is a round cup, 3/4" of an inch or 20mm across with a 13mm clear stone. Dangling from round, gold plated rods are the large cups, measuring 1.25" inches or 34mm across, embedded with dazzling 22mm stones inside.
Back of lever clips are hallmarked "Napier" without the copyright symbol. Super condition! Very rare to find!
NOTE: I also have the sapphire blue Hope Diamond cocktail ring from this design series in my shop (RL-4154)!
Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: gold, clear, Size: L
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Gay Sherman Weintz, Ivoryton, CT
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