Whether looking for new pieces to add to your collection or just starting to buy antique jewelry, we’ve got a curated selection of antique and vintage earrings. Our pieces are found around the globe particularly the United Kingdom, France, Australia, and here in the United States. Whether looking for something elegant and formal or fun for everyday, we’re confident we have or can help find the right earrings for you!
Antique and Vintage Earrings
Earrings date back thousands of years. They’ve been popular as clip-ons, pierced, for men, for women and for distinct social classes throughout different places and different times in history. Earrings have been made of varying precious metals such as gold, silver and bronze. They were often combined with precious stones such as carnelian, onyx, lapis, or turquoise. As new stones were discovered and artisans became more skilled over time, diamonds, peridot, aquamarine—and all the host of precious and semiprecious stones—were added to the mix, creating boundless possibilities.
Yellow gold, white gold, rose gold, silver, platinum, copper. Diamonds, rubies, sapphires, pearls, turquoise, peridot, aquamarine, citrine, garnet, lapis, onyx, coral, enamel, amethyst, moonstone, wood(!), emerald. Today, these boundless possibilities create a wild array of charming, elegant, fun, interesting forms for personal adornment. From everyday studs to statement earrings like drops, hoops, girandole, or chandelier, you’ll certainly find many pairs of vintage and antique earrings to suit any occasion.
Here at Prather Beeland, we have earrings with a broad range in price. Our connections across the jewelry trade allow us to offer or find for you directly specific pieces that you won’t find elsewhere. Our particular specialty is European, British, and American earrings ranging in date from the 1790s to the 1930s.
We hope you’ll check out our selection of items and be in touch if there’s something you’re looking for that you can't find in our shop!