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Signed Vintage 1980s Richard Kerr Leopard Byzantine Shield Clip on Earrings
Richard Kerr is known for his dramatic gigantic crystal rhinestone earrings! The popular Dallas designer's pieces are coveted amongst collectors (myself included) for their grandeur! These particular 80s does Byzantine Era sheild earrings are a spectacular leopard print done in rhinestones framed in a bubbled texture gold tone border. Richard Kerr used flat-backed crystal rhinestones set throughout the dome which give the pieces an almost seamless pave look in brilliant colors.
The earrings are oversized clips measuring 1-1/2" in diameter. They are not too heavy given their impact, weighing 12.2 grams each. They are extremely comfortable, which is not always the case with earrings of this era! They are signed on a cartouche on the back, Richard Kerr and reverse finishes are intact, extremely clean with no damages or repairs.
D 1.50 in.D 38.1 mm
1.50 in. (38.1 mm)
They are in excellent vintage condition
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by VINNIK launched in May of 2019, created by international opera singer, photographer and arts advocate Suzanne Vinnik. by VINNIK embodies her passions for fashion design, photography, music and entrepreneurship - on her own terms.
by VINNIK creates clothing of the highest quality, made to order. Our goal is ZERO waste and a net positive impact on the environment. Ethical production from start to finish - our garment workers are paid a living wage working in a clean and safe facility in Los Angeles, a rarity in the fashion world. Each design is hand cut and expertly crafted using only the highest quality textiles and fibers (many are deadstock). As a result, every piece is unique and truly one of a kind. We are committed to the “Slow Fashion Movement” and strive to lead by example in the fashion industry.
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