Posted 6 years ago
This is one of the best finds I have ever made to date. The wife and myself were cruising thru our normal thrift and antique shop Thursdays. I noticed these in a display cabinet. I asked to see them as they just had a real gold look to them as opposed to that fake gold look you get with some costume jewelry. They felt heavy in my hand and I decided to purchase them for the sale price $ not gonna disclose that. Anyway on the ride home my wife was looking at them and noticed a patent number on the screwback portion of the earrings. When we got home she started to research the patent #. Low and behold the patent number belonged to the then Vice president of Cartier! Holy Sh*t I shouted when she showed me the page! I love going thru the stores on what I like to think of as a treasure hunt. Anyway they came from the 1940s and are so large heavy and cumbersome. The Leafs on the flower have a Blue enamel on them and the center leafs spin creating a 3d appearance the center post of the flower is jade. They were really neat earrings for my grandmother, lol the wife wouldn't touch them.
Hope everyone's New Year has gone great!