Earrings date as far back as 3,000 B.C. Archeologists in Western Asia have unearthed a pair of earrings which date to 2,500 B.C. These oldest documented antique earrings were discovered in Iraq at a royal gravesite. Since then, the popularity of earrings has waxed and waned, but they made an enduring resurgence in the 16th century and today earrings remain more popular than ever. By the middle 17th century, earrings became an essential finishing touch in every well-dressed woman's jewelry wardrobe.
Our Antique Earring Collection
The Topazery collection of antique earrings represents many jewelry styles and periods. We carry earrings from the Art Deco, Art Nouveau, Edwardian and Victorian periods as well as antique style or reproduction earrings. Studs, dangles and teardrops are also well represented in our collection. You'll find precious metals ranging from white and yellow gold to platinum. You'll also discover earrings enhanced with such gemstones as sapphires, onyxes, pearls and aquamarines. Diamond antique earrings are always a traditional favorite with women. Exciting motifs like bows, leaves and flowers make our earrings even more endearing and beautiful. Whether she favors sophisticated and understated or sexy and swingy, Topazery has a pair to match her preference.