Alice Caviness was a fashion and glove model before starting her line of jewelry in the 1940's. She and her head designer selected the best materials for their jewelry which is evident in every piece. Alice Caviness was very particular about where her jewelry was sold. As a result, it was only offered in the best of the best stores and boutiques.
Camille "Millie" Petronzio (current head designer for Miriam Haskell) worked for Caviness for many years, earning two Swarovski Awards for her imaginative yet timeless designs.
The jewelry was not mass produced and therefore, very collectible besides being absolutely stunning.
These stylish vintage earrings are comprised of a fantastic array of unusual rhinestones and danglies at the bottom!
The top design features long and languid marquise-cut rhinestones in shades of chocolate brown, yellow-green and imitation hematite. There is a row of bright green rhinestones curving sumptuously around the center stone as well as clear and orange single rhinestones playfully punctuating the design.
The center stone is an incredible custom design and resembles a lava-stone. Its peaks and valleys give it the most astounding natural look.
A rich black stone dangles from the bottom of the rhinestones and is paired with a pretty brass cone. Finally, four small lengths of brass curb chain dangle from the very bottom creating a swanky fringe.
Classic hinge clips make the earrings secure and wonderfully comfortable to wear. Both exhibit the designer's hallmark which reads "Alice Caviness" in bold, capitals letters.
Despite some minor wear, these beauties are in great vintage condition.
Measurements: 2 7/8" tall (to bottom of chains), ¾" wide, 3/8" deep Weight: 14.5 grams (for pair), 0.51 oz