This is a pair of singed Japan antique vintage clip on simulated pearl earrings featuring a medium flat beige colored pearl and a screw on clip on style backing. These earrings are in great condition with no noteable flaws. measurements: 1/2" across, 1 1/2" circumference.
The signature JAPAN indicates that the piece was made in occupied Japan after World War II. Much of this vintage Japanese costume jewelry is very well made. In the past, and in some circles, a low regard for Japan jewelry was due to the fact that after WWII labor in Japan was cheap, and so the jewelry was inexpensive and put out in large quantities. But we must realize that most of this jewelry is hand strung in such an array of designs that rarely are two Japan pieces found exactly alike. The artisans of Japan, as impoverished as they were at the time, were also highly talented. Japan faux pearls are the best in the world. Also, gorgeous lamp work and other hand painted art glass beads and crystals were used. All these, along with moon glow beads and hand painted plastics, acrylics with foil and aurora borealis coatings, can be found in vintage jewelry marked Japan. The fabulous color & shape combinations are now highly sought after.