Caroline's Jewelry with a Past is offering a pair of mid-century modern sterling silver hand made earrings by Ed Levin circa 1950. The earrings feature a "cup" center accented by a 3.5mm pearl on a thin wire. The cups are 9/16" across X 3/16" deep with a matte black oxidized finish. The backs of the earrings are marked "LEVIN". The pair has pierced backs.
Ed Levin (1921-2008) was an artist and jeweler who began his jewelry career in the late 1940s in New York City. He started "Ed Levin Jewelry" in New York City and then moved to Vermont in the 1960's. After 1968, his jewelry was made by production methods. Somewhat of a late comer to the avant garde New York jewelry art scene, his style is generally more subdued than many of his contemporaries.
The silver content of this piece has been tested using standard accepted testing methods, such as acid testing. The pearls in this piece were measured using jeweler's calipers. The size was calculated based on standard measurement practices. The pearls are assumed to be cultured pearls.
When you own vintage handmade jewelry, you wear a design that is unique and represents the artist's vision. It is made by a skilled craftsman and can have features which are only found in this piece. The jewelry may exhibit the marks of the craftsman. It will not be perfect. The jewelry will show age appropriate tarnish, unless we state otherwise.