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Faux pearl and rhinestone earrings worn by Ophelia DeVore

Catalog Data

Created by:
Unidentified  Search this
Worn by:
Ophelia DeVore, American, 1922 - 2014  Search this
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  Search this
Beauty culture  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Fashion  Search this
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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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Adornment
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5a17d1ab1-62d0-4442-a839-e5e067653a2c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.25.3.4ab