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Rare Modernist Peridot Earrings by Dodds c 1950
$90 Sale. Formerly $120.
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Dodds jewelry is collectible for scarcity, as well as quality. It's in short supply, because the company operated for little more than a decade, mainly during the 1950s. The brand was known for fashion-forward design, fine craftsmanship and superior materials, sometimes including semi-precious stones.

These wonderfully dimensional earrings capture the Dodds look to perfection, with stylized leaf shapes so graceful that they suggest a breeze is blowing through their cutouts -- and, yes, those are chunks of real peridot sprinkled all over them! Mid-century discoveries in Brazil made peridots more affordable and their fresh apple green color tempted people eager to pamper themselves after the privations of the Depression and World War II. Adding still more texture and opulence, rows of faux pearls stud the leaves' stems like dewdrops. The shimmering white metal mounts and clips are most likely of rhodium or chromium, both members of the hard-wearing platinum family.

As you see, these beauties are in superb condition; it takes high magnification to notice the very slight age-appropriate wear. They measure about an inch wide and a bit more than an inch long. Making them extra-special, the Dodds signature is quite clear. Dodds pieces weren't always signed and the mark, when present, isn't always legible.

Around 60 years old now, these will be antique before much longer, by American 75-year standards. So this is the time to get serious about collecting treasures from the 1950s, if you haven't already.

There's no charge for insured U.S. shipping and gift-wrap is always free when desired. Please e-mail to confirm availability, order or request more photos. Thanks for looking!


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