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Retro Ruby and Diamond Swirl Clip Earrings

These diamond, ruby and platinum clip earrings date from the 1940s. Each clip earrings is designed as an abstract swirl composed of round-cut rubies and diamonds, off-set by a plain polished scrolling element and graduating line of elongated baguettes. Compact yet impactful, these vividly colored clip earrings express the renewed energy and dynamism of the post-War world.

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Item #: ER-21129
Circa: 1940s
Dimensions: 0.825" Diameter
Materials: 26 round rubies (approximate total weight 2.60 carats); 54 round diamonds (approximate total weight 1.65 carats); Platinum

Earclips such as these nicely complemented the strong lines and structured hair styles of the New Look, best defined by the work of Christian Dior in the post World War II period. Retro earclips such as these often curved upward in harmony with short, coiffed hair, following the ear and drawing attention to the face.