Faux pearl and rhinestone earrings worn by Ophelia DeVore

Created by
Unidentified
Worn by
DeVore, Ophelia, American, 1922 - 2014
Medium
plastic beads, rhinestones, and metal
Dimensions
H x W (each): 3 1/4 × 3/4 in. (8.3 × 1.9 cm)
Type
ear clips
Place used
Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date
1970
Description
Pair of faux pearl and rhinestone earrings worn by Ophelia DeVore. The main setting has one large faux pearl teardrop shaped bead oriented with the point down. It is surrounded by two (2) rows of small clear rhinestones set in silver toned metal. Dangling from this setting are three short rhinestone chains, each terminating in a smaller teardrop faux pearl. The back of the upper portion of each earring has a metal pressure clip attached to it.
Topic
African American
Beauty culture
Clothing and dress
Fashion
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Ophelia DeVore
Object number
2011.25.3.4ab
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification
Adornment
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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