Robert DeMario began his business in New York City in 1945, ceasing operations in the mid '60s. A partnership was considered with Stanley Hagler but according to some sources did not materialize. Jewelry, circa 1966, marked "Hagler for DeMario or Hagler / DeMario has been referenced. Many DeMario designs have a similar look to early Miriam Haskell's featuring tiny wired seed bead or faux pearl embellishments as well as delicate filigree findings. The earrings presented, do include wired components, including reverse filigree cover plates. You may also notice that the base leaves layer has an uncanny likeness to Haskell's famous Russian gold tone finish. Wonderful, autumnal orange enamel has been added to the top circle leaves layer for a decidedly DeMario touch. Finely textured bead dangles top off.
The clip earrings measure about 1 1/2 inches x 1 inch with a 3/4 inch profile or height (including 10 millimeters bead dangles). Weight of the earrings pair is approximately 24 grams.
Condition is good vintage. All components intact. Wiring secure. Enameling intact other than an approximate 2 millimeters x 2 millimeter section of enamel loss on one of the earring's top leaf tips. All components retain shape with no dents or improper bends. Gold tone finish intact. Interestingly, the filigree backs and earring clips are silver tone rather than gold tone. We're not sure if this is intentional or the results of wear. Bead dangles intact with no dents or crush. Earring clips secure. Clean with age commensurate wear and minor enamel loss as indicated. Good vintage.
Each original earring clip is signed in script: "DeMario" with copyright following. The earrings date circa 1955-1965.
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