Here for your consideration is this wonderful prototype pair of earrings from the 1940’s it was made in Providence Rhode Island. This lovely earring set was given to my Aunt by the designer of this jewelry as a token of appreciation for her work. My Aunt worked as a secretary to assist jewelry companies and others for a Customhouse broker firm in Providence. Brokers prepare the considerable volume of forms required for the clearance of shipments through U.S. Customs. Providence back in the day was a world leader in the jewelry business and shipped jewelry throughout the world. The Jewelry companies were required to give jewelry samples to the US Customs during the Customs clearance process and the owners frequently gave my aunt samples of their costume jewelry. When she was given this and several other pieces, the jeweler explained that this was an experimental prototype jewelry piece. It was experimental because it was made of colorized Aluminum made into beautiful jewelry pieces. During the World War II Era period precious metal, Iron and steel were in short supply and these gentlemen opted to experiment and use Aluminum. This unique pair of earrings is made of Aluminum links turned into silver and blue in color links. The jewelry looks heavy and chunky but is surprisingly light. The earrings each measure approximately 1 ½ inches with a screw back fastener. The condition of this earring pair is excellent with slight to no wear because it was never used but only stored. There is no hallmark and I do not know the name of the Jewelers; my Aunt who knew sadly has passed on. This beautiful unique necklace would make a wonderful addition to your any jewelry collection or a lovely gift for someone special.