1950s Schreiner Pastel Colored Crystal Earrings
Hard to find and collectible pair of 1950s clip earrings designed by Schreiner of New York in the 1950s. The earrings are exquisitely fashioned with glittering faceted glass rhinestones in shades of periwinkle, light blue, yellow and green. The green and periwinkle stones are all set in the designer's signature inverted style. These beauties measure 1 1/4" long x 1 1/8" wide. The earrings are marked 'Schreiner New York' on the back.
Harry Schreiner got his start in the 1940s by designing jewelry for Pauline Trigere, Norman Norell, and Christian Dior. In 1951 he founded his own firm. Schreiner’s signature was to reverse the setting of rhinestones (point side up instead of point side down). The pieces were never mass produced. Everything was made by hand. Schreiner produced some of the finest costume jewelry ever made and the pieces are highly sought after by collectors. Schreiner ceased operations in 1973.