These exciting earrings were inspired by the ancient history films so popular in the 1950s: epics like "Julius Caesar," "Ben Hur," "Quo Vadis?", "The Robe," "The Ten Commandments," "Helen of Troy" (in which Brigitte Bardot played) and "Land of the Pharaohs" (featuring a young Joan Collins).
Obviously perfect with the draped goddess dresses favored by top designers today, these dazzlers are three inches long. Starting at the top, they begin with large filigree orbs on clip backs. From these are suspended slightly smaller globes of filigree, each holding an ornate cage of four circles and tassels. These dangling cage sections actually spin all the way around, so the tassels of fine chain link don't just sway as you move; they whirl!
The earrings reached us from a Dallas area estate in lovely condition. Evidently they were used only on special occasions. The metal is most likely gilt brass, since there are no markings. All the openwork keeps them relatively light in weight, so you can wear them very comfortably.
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