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Vintage Earrings

“You can always tell what kind of a person a man really thinks you are by the earrings he gives you”, were wise words from Audrey Hepburn. The statement perfectly translates to self-expression: put an earring on it, and instantly communicate your style and purpose – for the day, or for life. Pierced or not, earrings have reached a democratic peak and there is place for everyone to part-take in these prosperous accessory times. Whether you’re looking to embrace statement earrings to overtake an outfit or a subtle pair to simply add an accentuating touch, a pair of vintage earrings is probably the easiest add for an instant sartorial lift.

Whereas clip-ons date back to the Victorians, ear piercings can be traced back to ancient times – mummified bodies with pierced ears have been unveiled, and biblical writings discuss people of status and authority embellishing their earlobes with bling.In the past century, designers and jewellers have tirelessly imagined and reimagined earring design and the result has elevated endless ensembles for men and women since. From the three-dimensional Art Deco designs of the 1920s to the colourful ugly-chic lucite styles emerging a decade later, through to the statement earring spirit of the 1980s and 1990s’ logo-mania, its evolution has been as diverse as sartorially savvy. With no signs of slowing down, later years have seen an upswing for minimal, barely-there earrings relying on elegant, intricate designs, often with several complementary pieces influenced by the stripped-back Scandinavian aesthetic.

OfV says: A body part which offer multiple piercing opportunity, consider your ears a blank canvas open for an endless array of prospective embellishments. With a special penchant for Chanel’s monogram embossed clip earring designs in their various shapes and forms (the ultimate subtle take on logo-mania!), at Open for Vintage we host an alluring selection of vintage earrings to indulge in. Let your imagination take the lead and explore the endless styling opportunities courtesy of Swarovski crystals; the playful appeal of a rare, pop colour or novelty shaped Hermès, Yves Saint Laurent or Christian Dior fashion earring; or the historic but ever so relevant style of antique Art Nouveau or Edwardian gold ear bling. Vintage earrings are as unique as they are endearing and eye-catching – find a pair for every mood and occasion from our curators’ hand-picked selection below.


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1980s Chanel Green Gripoix and Rhinestone Earrings

These very early 1980s Chanel earrings are beautifully made and an impressive size. specification : Green, Glass, Excellent

1980s Christian Lacroix Gem Set Earrings

Beautiful abstract design 1980s clip earrings from Christian Lacroix, set with various crystal gemstones and encased in gold plate. specification : , Gold, Excellent

1990s Chanel Pearl and Diamante Earrings

A lovely pair of vintage 1990s Chanel earrings with a large central pearl surrounded by twisted gold tone metal strands with scattered diamante stones. specification : , Gold, Excellent

1990s Chanel Pink Glass Earrings

Gorgeous vintage Chanel earrings from the Spring 1996 collection. specification : Pink, Glass, Excellent
Size : 2cm x 2cm/ 0.75" x 0.75"

Chanel 1980s Large Gold Gilt Pearl Earrings

Style Keyword : Coats & Jackets
Gender : Female
specification : Gold, ,
Size : DIMENSIONS - 1.4 in.Hx1.4 in.Wx1.4 in.L4 cmHx4 cmWx4 cmL DIAMETER - 1.4 in. (4 cm) LENGTH - 1.4 in. (4 cm)

Chanel Black and Silver Logo Earrings - 1996

Gender : Female
specification : Black, Base Metal; Resin,
Size : 1.9cm x 1.9cm / 0.75'' x 0.75''

Chanel Gold-Plated Logo Coin Earrings - 1970's

Vintage Gold-Plated Logo Coin Clip-On Earrings. Material : Gold-Plated Base Metal
specification : Gold, Gold-Plated Base Metal, Excellent
Size : 2.6cm x 2.6cm / 1'' x 1'' (approximately)

Christian Lacroix 1990s Leaf Silver Vintage Earrings

Clip on earrings by Christian Lacroix made in 1990s

Dior Crystal Adorned Earrings - 1962

Vintage Christian Dior Crystal Clip-on Earrings. Material : Gilt Metal; Rhinestones
specification : , Gilt Metal; Rhinestones, Excellent
Size : 3.5cm x 3.5cm / 1.37'' x 1.37'' (approximately)

Dolce and Gabbana Silver tone Earrings

Gender : Female
specification : Silver, ,
Size : Width: None, Length:None
£161.73 £210.00

Rare Chanel 1980s flower Design Earrings with Pearl Detail

These wonderful statement Chanel 1980s earrings are a rare find and were issued before the design house had had their jewellery line officially trademarked. specification : , Gold,

Versace Crystal Embellished Chandelier Medusa Earrings

Style Keyword : Handbags & Luggage
Gender : Female
specification : White, Metal; Paste (crystals, rhinestones),

Yves Saint Laurent Gold-Plated And Colourful Gripoix Long Dangling Earrings - 1980's

Vintage Yves Saint Laurent Gold-Plated Gripoix Dangling Clip-on Earrings. Material : Gold-Plated Metal; Gripoix (poured glass)
specification : Gold, Gold-Plated Metal; Gripoix (poured glass), Excellent

Yves Saint Laurent Long Gold-Plated YSL Dangling Earrings - 1980's

Vintage Yves Saint Laurent Dangling Clip-On Earrings. Material : Gold-Plated Metal
specification : Gold, Gold-Plated Metal, Excellent

"Carlo Zini ""Sapphire "" earrings"

Condition : Brand new
Style : Artisan
Currency : EUR
specification : , , Brand new

"Carlo Zini ""Sapphire "" earrings"

Condition : Brand new
Style : Artisan
Currency : EUR
specification : , , Brand new

"Carlo Zini ""Sapphire "" earrings"

Condition : Brand new
Style : Artisan
Currency : EUR
specification : , , Brand new

"Carlo Zini ""Sapphire "" earrings"

Condition : Brand new
Style : Artisan
Currency : EUR
specification : , , Brand new

1940s Green Czech Glass Chandelier Earrings

Incredible vintage 1940s chandelier earrings with prong set emerald green Czech glass stones and pretty gold tone metal filigree casing. specification : Green, Glass, Excellent
Size : Length  Width  6cm/ 2.4" 3.5cm/ 1.4"

1950s Pink Weiss Crystal Earrings

Gender : Female
specification : Pink, , Excellent
Size : Width: None, Length:None

1960's Delicate Pineapple Gold Tone with Rhinestones and Mini Pearls Clip On Vintage Earrings

1960's Delicate Pineapple Gold Tone with Rhinestones and Mini Pearls Clip On Vintage Earrings

1960s Diamante Drop Statement Earrings

Sparkling clip on silver tone diamanté statement earrings

1970s Chanel Glass Earrings

Fabulous clip earrings by Venetian glass maker Archimede Seguso   for Chanel. specification : , Glass, Excellent

1970s Chanel Gripoix Earrings

Beautiful and unusual vintage Chanel earrings from the late  1970s. specification : , Gold,
Size : 5cm x 3.5cm/ 2" x 1.5"

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