1970s LES BERNARD Large Brushed Gold Tone Modernist Scalloped Clip Earrings. 1.5" long and 1" wide, these streamlined scallops wave back in repetition of form. Signed LES BERNARD. Clip mechanism is original and functions perfectly. Excellent vintage condition.
Les Bernard jewellery brand grew out of Vogue, founded in 1936 by Harold Shapiro. The Shapiro family sold their share of Vogue in 1962 and son of Harold, Bernard, and designer Lester Joy opened a new company “Les Bernard inc.” in 1963. A pioneer in the field of costume jewelry of high class design, Les Bernard created innovative decorations of crystal, glass, crystal, enamel, marcasites, silver and precious metal alloys. Those who once acquired decorations by Les Bernard, know that as a rule they are all of high quality. Besides, made in a variety of styles from Art Deco to Egypt.
Noteworthy, Les Bernard created jewelry for the series “Dynasty” for many years. Many ideas for the first time used by Les Bernard, can be seen in the products of Yves Saint Laurent, Givenchy and other famous brands. The company Les Bernard ceased to exist in 1996.