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Earrings

Earrings have compelled wearers for generations. A testament to their longevity dates to ancient Rome, where aristocratic women, desiring to perfect their marble portrait busts, asked their sculptors to include two small holes in the likeness’ earlobes so that it could wear a pair of earrings.

Though the ancient Romans were not the first to port earrings, they innovated on their design by experimenting with new settings and new materials. The rise in popularity of semi-precious gems and pearls resulted in brilliant dangles and gem-encrusted settings, all of which paved the way for some of the earrings styles still beloved today.

Adding to these innovations was the advent in the 19th century of the clip-on earring. Designed in response to those who disliked the notion of piercing one’s ears, the clip-on earring developed into a style of its own, with even today’s top designers creating clip-on styles. This ingenuity of design, combined with the rich variety of styles, contributed to the continued popularity of earrings.

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3.00 CTW Natural Diamond 14K Solid White Gold Earrings
Oct 30, 12:00 AM PDT
3.00 CTW Natural Diamond 14K Solid White Gold Earrings
by Estate Jewelry Auctioneers
Est: $4,070- $6,100
$6118 Bids
Cartier 1993 2.50ctw Diamond, Onyx and 18K Earrings
Oct 30, 10:00 AM PDT
Cartier 1993 2.50ctw Diamond, Onyx and 18K Earrings
by GWS Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$1,30014 Bids
Chanel Regal Crown CC Medallion Necklace/3 Earrings
Nov 07, 12:00 PM EDT
Chanel Regal Crown CC Medallion Necklace/3 Earrings
by Palm Beach Modern Auctions
Est: $500- $700
$70011 Bids
TIFFANY & CO., ANGELA CUMMINGS 18K Gold, Lapis, and Malachite Earrings
Nov 07, 11:00 AM EDT
TIFFANY & CO., ANGELA CUMMINGS 18K Gold, Lapis, and Malachite Earrings
by Grogan & Company
Est: $1,000- $1,500
$1,6008 Bids
14K Yellow Gold and Diamond, Halo Stud Earrings
Oct 31, 7:00 PM AEST
14K Yellow Gold and Diamond, Halo Stud Earrings
by Jewellery Auctions Unlimited
Est: AUD2,700- AUD3,600
AUD1,5008 Bids
14K Rose Gold and Argyle Pink Diamond, Flower Stud Earrings
Nov 01, 10:00 AM AEST
14K Rose Gold and Argyle Pink Diamond, Flower Stud Earrings
by Jewellery Auctions Unlimited
Est: AUD750- AUD1,000
AUD3758 Bids
2.66 CTW Natural Garnet And Diamond Earrings 14k Solid Yellow Gold
Oct 30, 12:00 AM PDT
2.66 CTW Natural Garnet And Diamond Earrings 14k Solid Yellow Gold
by Estate Jewelry Auctioneers
Est: $660- $1,000
$568 Bids
Pair of Chanel Paris Gold Tone Dangle Earrings
Oct 30, 11:30 AM EDT
Pair of Chanel Paris Gold Tone Dangle Earrings
by Joshua Kodner
Est: $200- $400
$2507 Bids
Estate 14K Yellow Gold Sapphire and Diamond Earrings
Nov 07, 10:00 AM EDT
Estate 14K Yellow Gold Sapphire and Diamond Earrings
by Paul Arsenault Auctioneers
Est: $0- $0
$507 Bids
CARTIER Platinum, Burmese Ruby, and Diamond Earclips
Nov 07, 11:00 AM EDT
CARTIER Platinum, Burmese Ruby, and Diamond Earclips
by Grogan & Company
Est: $15,000- $25,000
$16,0006 Bids
14K Yellow Gold, 2.02ct TDW Diamond, Stud Earrings
Oct 31, 7:00 PM AEST
14K Yellow Gold, 2.02ct TDW Diamond, Stud Earrings
by Jewellery Auctions Unlimited
Est: AUD3,300- AUD4,400
AUD1,3006 Bids
14K Yellow Gold and Diamond, Double Halo Stud Earrings
Oct 31, 7:00 PM AEST
14K Yellow Gold and Diamond, Double Halo Stud Earrings
by Jewellery Auctions Unlimited
Est: AUD1,875- AUD2,500
AUD9506 Bids
14K Rose Gold and Yellow Diamond, Halo Stud Earrings
Nov 01, 10:00 AM AEST
14K Rose Gold and Yellow Diamond, Halo Stud Earrings
by Jewellery Auctions Unlimited
Est: AUD750- AUD1,000
AUD3256 Bids
Jugendstil-Ohrhängerpaar mit Saphiren.
Oct 29, 9:00 AM CEST
Jugendstil-Ohrhängerpaar mit Saphiren.
by Auktionshaus Wendl
Est: €0- €0
€4206 Bids
Signed ERTE Art Deco Limited Edition Fine Porcelain
Oct 30, 12:00 PM EDT
Signed ERTE Art Deco Limited Edition Fine Porcelain
by South Florida Auction & Estate Sale Services
Est: $6- $1,000
$755 Bids
Signed ERTE Art Deco Limited Edition Fine Porcelain
Oct 30, 12:00 PM EDT
Signed ERTE Art Deco Limited Edition Fine Porcelain
by South Florida Auction & Estate Sale Services
Est: $6- $1,000
$455 Bids
Tahitian south sea 8.6mm black pearl earrings with diamond. 1/2"H x 1/4"W x 3/4"dia
Nov 01, 3:00 PM EDT
Tahitian south sea 8.6mm black pearl earrings with diamond. 1/2"H x 1/4"W x 3/4"dia
by Ripley Auctions
Est: $100- $200
$605 Bids
Case XX Pearl Harbor Rememberance Knife w/Box
Oct 30, 9:00 AM EDT
Case XX Pearl Harbor Rememberance Knife w/Box
by Dinkys Auction Center
Est: $0- $0
$605 Bids
VAN CLEEF & ARPELS 18K Gold, Tiger's Eye, and Carnelian 'Magic Alhambra' Earrings
Nov 07, 11:00 AM EDT
VAN CLEEF & ARPELS 18K Gold, Tiger's Eye, and Carnelian 'Magic Alhambra' Earrings
by Grogan & Company
Est: $5,000- $7,000
$3,7505 Bids
14K Yellow Gold, 1.67ct TSW, Ceylon Sapphire and Diamond, Halo Drop Earrings
Nov 02, 7:00 PM AEST
14K Yellow Gold, 1.67ct TSW, Ceylon Sapphire and Diamond, Halo Drop Earrings
by Jewellery Auctions Unlimited
Est: AUD487- AUD650
AUD2505 Bids
Vintage Lisner Purple Bracelet, Brooch & Earrings
Oct 29, 12:00 PM PDT
Vintage Lisner Purple Bracelet, Brooch & Earrings
by California Auction Company LLC
Est: $75- $125
$165 Bids

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Simrit Collection

Simrit Collection