We really love these fantastic vintage Vendome earrings.
They boast a gorgeous combination of glittering rhinestones, bold gold-tones and dazzling movement.
In the early 1940’s Vendome was established as a subsidiary of the already world-renowned jewelry company, Coro.
It would increase in popularity in the 1960’s, gaining a reputation for using the highest quality imported materials and crystals.
Vendome jewelry continues to be highly collectible today, boasting an aesthetic characterized by glamour, whimsy, and singular elegance.
Both earrings feature an enormous gold-tone, pear-shaped frame surrounding two deep red rhinestones and a robin’s egg-blue cabochon in the center.
The substantial gold-tone frame is embellished with textural, highly-stylized shapes, giving them a lovely aged, Etruscan look.
The blue cabochons exhibit light brown veining, replicating the organic look of turquoise.
There are settings from three teeny aubergine rhinestones beneath the two larger red rhinestones. One earring still has all three rhinestones while the other is missing two.
However, they are so small that it is barely noticeable.
Seven varying lengths of snake chain dangle from the bottom of each earring forming a pretty “fringe”.
Each chain graduates in length toward the center and culminates with a small, gold-tone bead.
This gives the earrings really great movement.
Combination screw and hinge-clips make the earrings incredibly comfortable to wear.
Both clips are stamped “Vendome”.
Despite some minor wear, these gorgeous earrings remain in good vintage condition.
Measurements: 2 5/8” long (top to bottom of longest chain), 7/8” wide, 7/8”-1” deep Total weight: 27.5 grams (0.97 oz)