Tassels are a popular vintage motif in antique jewelry, especially tassels that use small, freshwater pearls. Making of these kinds of pieces of jewelry date back to the Edwardian Era, where women loved wearing sautoirs. Tassels also look stunning dangling as earrings. One thing I know I will be keeping my eye out for when heading to the JCK Vegas Jewelry Show are these antique tassels! Below are my favorites–all which can be found at 1stdibs. Circa 1880, these English natural pearls dangle from a shepard’s hook fixture with tiny rose cut diamonds on both end caps. From Glorious Antique Jewelry, price: $1575
This onyx, pearl and diamond sautoir necklace is from the 1950s! The tassel is detachable and is from Bernardo Antichita, priced at $9600.
This exceptional tassel necklace is set with almost five carats of diamonds, jade, onyx and pearls. All done in 18k white gold and platinum, and measuring 32 inches long! From Sheila Goldfinger and priced at $45000
Red carpet worthy pearl tassel earrings in 18k white gold, diamonds and pearls. This pair is from Shreve, Crump & Low and priced at $10500
A definite favorite of mine–from France, 1920s tassel necklace. There are diamond and onyx that decorate the top, all done in platinum. From the Elle W Collection, priced at $7100