Vintage Handmade Iridescent Sea Shell Hoop Earrings
One of a kind vintage iridescent natural tiny sea shell and pearl hoop earrings.
This style of hoops, became very popular thanks to the Latin flavor movies in the 40's, like the ones starring Carmen Miranda.
'Spanish Arracadas', type of earrings were hand made originally in Acapulco, Mexico, where once there was the industry of sea shell ornaments. During WW2, the American Navy ships would dock in Acapulco, full of sailors buying gifts for their love ones.
I have not yet found many of these type of earrings in all my years of costume designing; I think this kind of workmanship is now a lost craft.
The hoop is hand made of gold plated wire, with tiny iridescent shells and little pearl beads wired along the hoop and dangling at the ends.
They are very delicate and of light weight.
Measures: 3" from top to bottom.
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- Listed on Sep 1, 2015
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