The aurora borealis rhinestone -- one of the most trendsetting stone treatments in the history of contemporary fashion jewelry. Created in the 1950s, the stones were used by nearly every major house. Weiss, a leader in the industry, heavily promoted these stones and utilized them in much of it's 1950s-1960s inventory. The "special effects" of the aurora borealis rhinestone and their contribution to the costume jewelry industry cannot be overstated.
The climber style clip earrings presented, in rich rhodium plate, feature double leafs of ab marquise rhinestones surrounded by a framework of accent ab chaton rhinestones. A single ab chaton rhinestone sparkles at bases. The use of the aurora borealis throughout truly displays the star power of this legendary stone.
The earrings measure approximately 1 1/8 inches x 1 inch with a 1/4 inch profile or height. Largest marquise rhinestones are about 15 millimeters x 7 millimeters; small chaton accent stones, 2 millimeters. Weight of the earrings pair is 10 grams.
Condition is excellent / near pristine vintage. All components original and intact. All stones retain ab treatment and brilliance. No off or dead stones. No chips, nicks, cracks or breaks to stones. All soldering secure. No dents or improper bends to metal components. All platinum toned rhodium plate intact, fronts and backs. Extremely clean. No damage / no repairs. Minimal wear. Near pristine vintage.
Each original earring clip signed: "WEISS". Circa 1950s-1960s.
Weiss and the aurora borealis. Transcending time and trends. At Cody's.
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Weiss Aurora Borealis Rhinestone Earrings Rhodium Plate