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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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Beautiful Vintage 1950s Retro Signed Tiffany & Co Fine 18K Gold Peony Flower Earrings
Mar 02, 12:00 PM EST
Beautiful Vintage 1950s Retro Signed Tiffany & Co Fine 18K Gold Peony Flower Earrings
by Hess Fine Art
Est: $1,500- $2,000
$60016 Bids
Signed Chopard 18k White Gold Floating Happy Diamond Numbered Square Stud Earrings
Mar 02, 12:00 PM EST
Signed Chopard 18k White Gold Floating Happy Diamond Numbered Square Stud Earrings
by Hess Fine Art
Est: $1,500- $2,000
$80015 Bids
Tiffany and Co. Platinum Natural Diamond Earrings
Mar 02, 11:00 AM EST
Tiffany and Co. Platinum Natural Diamond Earrings
by Northgate Gallery Auctions
Est: $3,000- $4,000
$1,30013 Bids
Designer 18k Gold Sapphire Ruby Diamond Snake Serpent J-Hoop Ear Clips Earrings 21.3 grams
Mar 02, 12:00 PM EST
Designer 18k Gold Sapphire Ruby Diamond Snake Serpent J-Hoop Ear Clips Earrings 21.3 grams
by Hess Fine Art
Est: $2,000- $3,000
$55012 Bids
Pair of 14KT WG RB Diamond Stud Earrings
Mar 02, 11:00 AM EST
Pair of 14KT WG RB Diamond Stud Earrings
by Jacksons Auction & Real Estate Company
Est: $100- $200
$16012 Bids
Pair of 10K Yellow Gold Hoop Earrings
Mar 03, 10:00 AM EST
Pair of 10K Yellow Gold Hoop Earrings
by Paul Arsenault Auctioneers
Est: $0- $0
$7010 Bids
14K Yellow Gold Diamond Hoop Earrings
Mar 03, 10:00 AM EST
14K Yellow Gold Diamond Hoop Earrings
by Paul Arsenault Auctioneers
Est: $0- $0
$7010 Bids
Handmade Keshi Pearl Earrings in 24ct Vermeil over brass L:6cm
Mar 03, 7:00 PM AEDT
Handmade Keshi Pearl Earrings in 24ct Vermeil over brass L:6cm
by Lawsons
Est: AUD50- AUD70
AUD809 Bids
Sterling Silver Pearl Earrings
Feb 29, 10:00 AM EST
Sterling Silver Pearl Earrings
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$229 Bids
Two Pairs of Sebastian & Sarah Trio, 10ct Yellow Gold Diamond Stud Earrings, Boxed
Mar 05, 6:00 PM AEDT
Two Pairs of Sebastian & Sarah Trio, 10ct Yellow Gold Diamond Stud Earrings, Boxed
by Theodore Bruce Auctioneers & Valuers
Est: AUD100- AUD200
AUD1208 Bids
Finely Crafted Diamond Coral Onyx Art Deco Style 14K Gold 1980s Vintage Earrings
Mar 02, 12:00 PM EST
Finely Crafted Diamond Coral Onyx Art Deco Style 14K Gold 1980s Vintage Earrings
by Hess Fine Art
Est: $1,500- $2,000
$9508 Bids
Pair of 14K Yellow Gold Diamond Stud Earrings
Mar 03, 10:00 AM EST
Pair of 14K Yellow Gold Diamond Stud Earrings
by Paul Arsenault Auctioneers
Est: $0- $0
$507 Bids
14k & white sapphire earrings 4 carats
Mar 03, 6:30 PM EST
14k & white sapphire earrings 4 carats
by A KLEINS AUCTION GALLERY LLC
Est: $30- $300
$407 Bids
A Pair of 9ct Yellow Gold Blue Topaz Drop Earrings, Prouds Box
Mar 05, 6:00 PM AEDT
A Pair of 9ct Yellow Gold Blue Topaz Drop Earrings, Prouds Box
by Theodore Bruce Auctioneers & Valuers
Est: AUD80- AUD100
AUD607 Bids
Trifari Red Stone & Rhinestone Earrings
Feb 29, 10:00 AM EST
Trifari Red Stone & Rhinestone Earrings
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$107 Bids
Pair of 14K Yellow Gold Ribbed Hoop Earrings
Mar 03, 10:00 AM EST
Pair of 14K Yellow Gold Ribbed Hoop Earrings
by Paul Arsenault Auctioneers
Est: $0- $0
$407 Bids
Sterling Silver Filigree handmade earrings L:2.5cm
Mar 03, 7:00 PM AEDT
Sterling Silver Filigree handmade earrings L:2.5cm
by Lawsons
Est: AUD60- AUD80
AUD606 Bids
24ct Gold vermeil over brass all handmade with genuine pearl inlay. L:85mm, new.
Mar 03, 7:00 PM AEDT
24ct Gold vermeil over brass all handmade with genuine pearl inlay. L:85mm, new.
by Lawsons
Est: AUD50- AUD70
AUD456 Bids
Two Pairs Freshwater Studs Large and Medium - new
Mar 03, 7:00 PM AEDT
Two Pairs Freshwater Studs Large and Medium - new
by Lawsons
Est: AUD40- AUD60
AUD406 Bids
H. STERN - 18K GOLD PAIR OF DIAMOND STUDDED STAR EARRINGS
Mar 03, 6:00 PM IST
H. STERN - 18K GOLD PAIR OF DIAMOND STUDDED STAR EARRINGS
by Alma
Est: $700- $900
$8006 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Earrings


Papps Family Liquidation.com

Papps Family Liquidation.com

Rose's Antiques

Rose's Antiques

Simrit Collection

Simrit Collection

Easterly Auction Company

Easterly Auction Company