These highly coveted earrings are crafted in soft pink Lucite. The surface is inlaid with dazzling rhinestones of deep pink, fuchsia, peridot green, light topaz and clear, all round and in several sizes. The backs are finished in a matte finish gold gild which creates a warm opaque, almost satin glass look to the Lucite.
They are styled in a half hoop, wide in the middle and tapered to each end. The post style earrings are for pierced ears.
The earring measure 3/4 inches at widest point. They are 1 inch long, top to bottom.
Mint condition. Found wrapped in an old hankie. They appear to be unused. Quality design, craftsmanship, and timeless fashion.
Fabulous earrings that are a must-have addition to any vintage jewelry collection. They will garner admiration whenever you wear them.
HISTORIQUE: Lucite was developed in the early 1930s, an acrylic plastic branded as Lucite. First developed in the early 1930s, by DuPont (Lucite) and Rohm & Haas (Plexiglas) for use in industrial and military applications. Lucite was commercially available by 1937, and the material was soon being used in various designs, from jewelry to handbags to furniture. It became wildly popular as the go-to material for costume jewelry starting in the 1940s.
In its pure form, Lucite is translucent, resembling glass or rock crystal, but it can be dyed in a wide range of colors and opacity, making it the perfect material for mid-century modern colors. Hard, water-resistant, and lightweight, Lucite can be carved and polished, and it is easy to wear.