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Glimpse into the Past: Large, Button Earrings


Nothing is prettier than having your hair pulled back, showing off a pair of large, button earrings. And in this case, size does matter, because the perfect look is having them about the same size as your ear lobe. A nice round pair, featuring pearls, coral, or enamel are great choices. Actress of the 1960s Tippi Hedren is seen above portraying this look exactly.


These earrings are 18k yellow gold and embellished in enamel, with center diamonds. They are from Beladora, and are contemporary--black, white and gold is a classic color combination. Price: $995


Mabe pearls are perfect for the round, button earring look. These are done in 14k yellow gold, at a great price of $295 at Beladora2. The color of these are described as a bronzy grey and are circa 1980.


Designed by Van Cleef & Arpels, these button earrings are done in a rare natural coral, which is such a pretty color. This pair was purchased by Beladora from a prominent California estate, and is now for sale for $4250. Circa 1980, a necessary designer collector's piece for any jewelry collection.

These are designed by Tiffany & Co. and feature stunning Mabe pearls in 18k yellow gold. They are contemporary, can be purchased on 1stdibs--provided by seller Hollis Reh and Shariff.

Reader Comments (2)

Thank you for posting this....we love button earrings, both the vintage ones from the 1940s and 1950s a la Joan Crawford, and the mondern ones from the 1980s a la Joan Collins!

Just one small note, the Van Cleef and Arpels earrings that you featured are not enamel, they are crafted in rare natural coral. Each coral quadrant is exquisitely cut to perfectly fit in the earring design. Just another reason why Van Cleef is among the best of all the great Jewelers.

August 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNancy

Thanks Nancy...I updated the post as quick as possible :) I really love the black & white enamel pair. ahh, if only...

August 28, 2009 | Unregistered Commentergemgossip

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