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    Posted 8 years ago

    Newtimes
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    When I bought these some years ago I thought they were earclips. But when you look at the design, you can notice they are not practical to wear on your ears. The way the first picture was taken, they are upside down! So thats not practical at all.
    They tested as silver and they are pretty heavy. They have an art deco/machine age look to me, but I'm not sure about them.
    So, does anybody know WHAT they are? Maybe shoeclips? Earclips?
    And how old these are?
    Thanks a lot!

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    Comments

    1. Qwijebo, 8 years ago
      They look like cuff links to me. Art Deco. Very nice too, such a great find
    2. Newtimes Newtimes, 8 years ago
      Thanks Qwijebo, mustangtony, vetraio50 and walksoftly for appreciating my clips.
      Qwijebo, they could be cufflinks, but I have never seen cufflinks with clips.
      Thanks for agreeing with me they are art deco.
    3. Stillwater Stillwater, 8 years ago
      Whether you think they're practical or not, they're earrings....
    4. Newtimes Newtimes, 8 years ago
      Thanks Stillwater and Phildavid for your comments...I guess my mystery is solved.
      Once again it seems easy for me to see things on other peoples jewelry, but sooo hard to see it on my own stuff.
    5. Stillwater Stillwater, 8 years ago
      They look more Mid/Mod to me, 50's-60's
    6. lisa lisa, 8 years ago
      They could be dress or fur clips. That's my vote.

      http://www.collectorsweekly.com/costume-jewelry/dress-fur-clips
    7. Hunter Hunter, 8 years ago
      I'm with Lisa - dress, fur, or even shoe clips were made to glitz out your accessories...so not necessarily earrings.
    8. valentino97 valentino97, 8 years ago
      Sorry - I would bet a 6-pack that these are ear clips and very uncomfortable. This type of clip isn't used on clothes, furs or shoes - not big or strong enough. Ouch! Use a padded guard for cushion.
    9. Newtimes Newtimes, 8 years ago
      Thanks for your advice everyone. After all these comments I believe they are earclips.
      To bad they are not practical. You can't have it all
      :-)
    10. valentino97 valentino97, 8 years ago
      You can put a cushion on them just cut out a bandaid and layer it w/cotton or foam? to ease the pressure on your ear lobes. Or you could clip them onto your sweater or the collars on a jacket. Very nice!

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