Lovely Vintage Judith McCann's Green Crystal Wingback Earrings Jewellery

Lovely Vintage Judith McCann's Green Crystal Wingback Earrings Jewellery

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Lovely Vintage Judith McCann's Green Crystal Wingback Earrings Jewellery


Judith McCann's invention of the clip-back earring in the 1940s revolutionized the world of fashion accessories. The unique design, known as the Wingback, features a T-shaped part that rests inside the ear, cradling the top of the earlobe, while an upward-facing piece secures the earring behind the lobe. This innovative mechanism, with its tiny “wings” slipping over the curve of the ear, offers unparalleled comfort and a secure fit for even the heaviest of earrings.

These particular earrings, in excellent vintage condition, are a testament to timeless elegance. Measuring just over an inch in diameter, they are both compact and voluminous, creating a statement without overwhelming. The vibrant green colour, enriched with Northern Lights crystal beads and cast art glass, makes them a luxurious and noticeable addition to any ensemble. Both earrings are signed "Wingback" on the back and with the patent number.

The Wingback's ability to be adjusted to fit each individual ear is a key feature, distributing weight evenly in the hollow curve of the ear, rather than on the edge of the lobe. This not only enhances comfort but also supports the substantial size and weight of the earrings.

Though they never became a mass market sensation, their convenience and comfort make them a prized choice for those in the know. To wear them, simply hold the earlobe between the thumb and forefinger, and with the other hand, guide the earring upward close to the cheek, allowing the wire to curve behind the ear and the wings to slide into place.

These earrings are more than just an accessory; they are a piece of history, combining vintage charm with innovative design. Perfect for those who appreciate the elegance of the past and the comfort of modern innovation.


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Condition Rankings:
Mint - presents as brand new. No indication of handling or marks.
Excellent - only very minor evidence of handling
Very Good - Evidence of handling with no major flaws or wear
Good - moderate evident wear, visible scratches and marks.
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We do not normally clean many of our vintage items as most antique jewellery collectors and enthusiasts prefer that they are kept with the integrity of the piece and patina that occurs naturally over time. This particular piece was gently cleaned with a soft cloth. No harsh chemicals were used to clean this piece.

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