Caroline’s Jewelry with a Past is offering a mid-century modern sterling silver pair of earrings by Noble Smith c. 1960. These earrings are in the form of a stylized assymetrical chevron. The pieces are 1" overall in length X 3/4" wide (maximum dimensions). They have screw back fixtures. They are marked "Noble Smith" + "Sterling". Together the earrings weigh 7.2 grams.
Noble Smith, whose name is actually Shirley Smith was a student of the Boston Museum School of Fine Arts (SMFA) which is now part of Tufts University. She was a studio jeweler and active in the 1960's. Not much is known about her life, but her jewelry is highly representative of simple modernism during the mid 20th. century, a repudiation of Victorian ornateness, Art Nouveau fussiness and Art Deco rigidity.
The silver content of this piece has been tested using standard accepted testing methods, such as acid testing. The earrings are marked “Sterling”.
When you own vintage 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 exhibits marks of the craftsman. It will not be perfect. This piece has minimal patina.
Charming Chevron MCM Noble Smith Earrings c. 1960