These curvaceous antique clips are ultra-feminine, and they're beautifully paved with diamond pastes of a more subtle hue than modern rhinestones. All are obviously original. Because the stones are of this early type, the look is dazzling white-on-white and overall design shows Edwardian and Art Nouveau influences, along with Deco, we date the clips no later than the 1920s. Each measures about 1 1/2 inches tall and 3/4 inch wide and has four nicely sharp prongs at the back.
The metal surface appears to be rhodium, a member of the hard-wearing, tarnish-free platinum family. Condition is lovely, with only a couple of stones slightly dimmed and one darkened. Personally I love these little variations in color that prove great age, but your jeweler can easily replace the dark one for a few dollars, if it bothers you.
Glitzy clips like these once made "sweetheart" necklines sweeter. Today I love to see them flashing on lapels and pockets. They're also great as barrettes and accents for scarves, handbags, hats and shoes. You can even slip them over ribbons to wear as chokers, bracelets and headbands. They're endlessly versatile, which is what clips were all about!
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