Astra Crystal Rhinestone Front and Back Earrings
Silver-tone clip-back earrings feature a design at the front that is worn upwards, and a design attached to the clip that appears at the sides of the earlobe when worn. Crystal rhinestones in pear, square, baguette, oval, marquis and chaton shapes are prong set on the fanning wires.
Measuring 1 1/2" x 1 1/4".
Designer signed Astra on the back of the clips.
Frank DeLizza described this type of earring as being rhinestones attached to wire in a front-and-back design. According to his book, "Memoirs of a Fashion Jewelry Manufacturer", this design construction was popular in the early 1950's.