Crazy Earring Designs Including Cuckoo Clocks & More! (1955)

There’s something so lovely about old jewelry. Even period costume jewelry has a certain grace about it. Most women didn’t have their ears pierced in the 1950s, but it didn’t stop them from wearing large, stunning earrings on a regular basis.

1950s jewelry shop in London

Many women chose modest, basic earrings, such as a cluster of rhinestones or a single pearl. This is how many people recall the era. However, there was a vogue for spectacularly enormous earrings that were truly show stoppers.

Along with some of the more polished jewelry of the time, representational earrings were popular. The daisy earrings seen below appear like they might be offered in any trendy store today.A flower basket, a cuckoo clock, and an ice bucket with a champagne bottle were among the various unusual items sold at a European shop in Soho, London, in 1955.

What about dangling a lady’s hand from your earlobe? This one appears to be in the manner of designer Elsa Schiaparelli. However, it is reminiscent of the vases shaped like ladies’ hands that were fashionable in the 1950s.It’s nice to see all of these creative patterns, but by the end, that poor model’s ears were getting red! Such are the risks of trying on so many pairs of clip-on earrings at once!

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