Caroline's Jewelry with a Past is offering a pair of sterling silver earrings handmade by studio artist Paul Miller c. 1955. These pieces exhibit the asymmetrical and abstract elements that Paul Miller uses throughout his jewelry. The earrings have aspects that are not equal or equivalent to one another. One of the earrings is round with a "squiggle" and applied balls; while the other is oval with only a "squiggle". A bit of playful whimsy by the artist. They are 5/8" round and 3/4" oval. They both have screw back fixtures and are marked "Paul Miller" + "Sterling".
Paul Miller was a studio jeweler in New York City. He was active in the 1950's-1960's. His jewelry is abstract, minimal and frequently, amusing. He was a contemporary of Paul Lobel, Ed Weiner, and other NYC jewelers.
The silver content of this piece has been tested using standard accepted testing methods, such as acid testing. The silver is marked "Sterling".
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.
Playful Paul Miller MCM Abstract Handmade Earrings c. 1955