Vintage Hobé Rhinestone Clip-On Earrings

Embellish any outfit with this striking pair of vintage clip-on earrings, signed Hobé. Their swirling design is crafted from gold-tone metal and accented with white rhinestones. Vibrant foil-backed green rhinestones set in prongs emerge from both sides to add extra colour and sparkle. The Chinese dragon-reminiscent design points to the Asian influences featured in many of the brand’s collections. Hobé was founded in 1887 in France by master goldsmith Jacques Hobé, but it was his son, William, who brought the brand to the USA in the 1920s and catapulted it to fame. He created exquisite jewellery for the shows of Broadway producer Florence Ziegfeld who is said to have coined the term ‘costume jewellery’ after seeing Hobé’s creations. Described as the ‘choice of Hollywood’, his pieces were worn by movie stars like Bette Davis, Carole Lombard, and Ava Gardner. Marilyn Monroe was also a big fan and is known to have owned Hobé rhinestone jewellery as well. Hobé jewellery holds great collectable value, as it was either custom-made or sold in exclusive boutiques and leading department stores. Dated from the 1980s-1990s, this splendid pair is from the last period when the Hobé family managed the brand before selling it in the early 2000s. As with most of Hobé’s earrings, they have clip-backs with a built-in cushion roller and sit comfortably on the ear. The perfect clip-on earrings for adding an element of Hollywood style to any look.                    


Era: 1980s-1990s 

Designer: Hobé 

Hallmarks/Signatures: Hobé signature in square frame

Materials: Metal foil backs

Stones: Rhinestones

Closure type: Clip-on

Very good condition, minor marks suitable for the item's age.


All our costume jewellery comes carefully packaged in the YJ luxury velvet travel pouch with a product card and complimentary care guide. The perfect gift for your loved ones to unwrap.


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