Beautiful pair of vintage Givency clip on Earrings with an incrediable runway style with clear rhinestones and golden chain. Measurements are approximately 1 1/2-2 inches long and 1/2 inch wide. Beautiful collectible jewelry.
BRIEF HISTORY OF GIVENCHY JEWELRY thanks to How To Buy Vintage Jewelry:
Hubert James Marcel Taffin de Givenchy was born in 1927 in northern France. He came from a line of Venetian aristocrats on this father’s side: he was a count, his father the Marquise of Givenchy. His maternal side of the family leaned more to artistry. His grandfather dealt in tapestries; his great-grandfather was a set designer for the Paris opera and the performances held at the Elysee Palace.
Hubert moved to Paris at the age of 17 and studied at the École des Beaux-Arts, the prestigious School of Fine Arts, that trained many of Frances’s finest painters, including Degas, Delacroix, Ingres, Renoir, Seurat, and Sisley. He interned with popular fashion designers, worked alongside the then-unknown Christian Dior and, in 1947, joined Elsa Schiaparelli’s fashion house, going on to become artistic director. When he was 25 years old, he opened his first boutique that carried his fashions and his jewelry—all high end. His creations were soon being sold in upscale boutiques all around the world.
His jewelry was famous for his use of faux pearls, rhinestones, polished glass and plated metals. Many pieces incorporate the “Double G” logo as part of the design, often on the clasp. The quality, materials and design are impeccable, while more affordable than other fashion designers’ collections. That did not stop the rich and famous from wearing his creations. He is famous for his decades-long friendship with Audrey Hepburn, who was his muse. He also designed for Lauren Bacall, Jacqueline Kennedy, Ingrid Bergman, Greta Garbo, Grace Kelly and Sophia Loren. His most productive years for creating chic jewelry were the 1970s and 1980s.
In 1988, he sold his business to the luxury conglomerate LVMH (Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessey).
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