The Fashioncraft Jewelry Company was founded in New York City in 1942 by Robert Levy, David Jaffe and Irving Landsman. The name was changed in 1960 to "Robert Originals". "Original by Robert" and "Robert" were also used to mark the jewelry. Operations ceased in 1979. Although head designer Robert Levy's work with oft used intricate beading and wiring is sometimes linked with Miriam Haskell's there appears to be no association between the two talents. Each is reveled in the world of vintage costume jewelry on his / her own merits.
The platinum tone rhodium plated clip earrings presented, circa 1950s-1960s feature base tiers of a large sapphire blue pear shaped rhinestone semi circled with faux pearls and a sapphire blue marquise rhinestone. Top layer includes a circle of rhodium plated beads, a sapphire blue chaton rhinestone and raked trio of ice blue rhinestone marquises. The essence of sophistication and style. From Robert of New York.
The earrings measure approximately 1 1/4 inches x 3/4 inch with a maximum 1/2 inch profile. Pear shaped rhinestones are about 18 millimeters x 13 millimeters; faux pearls, about 4 millimeters. Weight of the earrings pair is 18 grams.
Condition is excellent vintage. All components intact. All rhinestones intact, retaining colors and brilliance. No cloudy or dead stones. No chips, cracks, or breaks. All simulated pearls retain nacre and luster. No "off" pearls. No dents or improper bends to metal. All soldering secure. All rhodium plate intact, fronts and backs. Earring clips strong and secure. Extremely clean. No damage / no repairs. Minimal wear. Excellent vintage.
Each original earring clip is signed in familiar script: "Robert". Circa 1950s-1960s.
Dress blues from Robert. Keeping the classics coming. At Cody's.
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