During World War II, when lesser metals were required for military use, jewelry makers turned to sterling. The result was very classy, especially when the silver was washed with gold -- like these exceptionally fine vermeil earclips by Trifari, set with loads of brilliant baguette rhinestones.
Interestingly, rose gold -- a color tremendously popular then and flattering to every complexion -- has again been designated the "it" jewelry color by today's top designers.
The heart shape was a mainstay of wartime fashion, attesting to love for a sweetheart far away, and of course romance never goes out of style.
For both high quality and sentiment, jewels from this era are highly collectible today and rapidly appreciating in value as they approach antique status (75 years, by American standards). From a Dallas area estate, these earrings measure about 1" x 3/4" and are in superb condition. They're marked for sterling and bear the Trifari stamp.
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