These graceful handmade drop earrings are sure to become an everyday staple. Their elegant silhouette will perfectly compliment any outfit and provide you with a sense of ‘je ne sais quoi’ that you’ll find utterly irresistible.
Made with a monochromatic color pattern of various shades of blue and silver accents, these earrings are versatile, lightweight and befitting of your most elegant ensemble.
The stainless steel earring hooks are generally comfortable for those with sensitive ears and tend to resist tarnishing. (To read more about the best earrings for sensitive ears, please visit this blog post.)
If you are in the market for a set of unique handmade drop earrings, these will dazzle their way into your wardrobe and as a result, your heart.
The inspiration behind this piece
Marie Prevost (Marie Bickford Dunn), was born in 1896 to Hughina Marion (née Bickford) and Arthur Dunn. Tragically, her father passed away when she was a toddler while working on a railroad. Her mother later married Frank Provost, who persued many ventures and moved the family around a lot in an attempt to find wealth. They eventually settled down in LA.
In 1915 Marie worked as a secretary for a law firm that represented the Keystone Film Company. It was here that she happened upon her first role in a film given that while running an errand for the firm she caught the attention of an executive and was asked to make an appearance in the film His Father’s Footsteps. She went on to sign a contract with the studio for $15 per week, which back then was a lot of money for her.
Overall, Marie Prevost would be cast in 121 films, both silent films, and talkies. She was known for being a “Bathing Beauty” of the 1910s, where she worked alongside Mack Sennet, as well as for her roles in light comedies.
Following the death of her mother, and the end of her contract along with that of her husband’s contract with Paramount Pictures, all took place in 1926, Marie’s career began to steadily decline. Instead of starring roles, she was given secondary roles, although many times with high accolades. This drastic shift led to her falling into a depression.
A year later, she and her husband of four years, actor Kenneth Harlan, would get a divorce which did not bode well for her already fragile state. She drank heavily and developed an eating disorder that led to noticeable weight gain. At the time she was mainly cast in the role of the beautiful seductress and with her changing appearance, fewer roles were bestowed upon her.
Her last starring role was in Howard Hughes, The Racket (1928) and her last on-screen appearance was in the film Ten Laps To Go (1936) where she played the role of a waitress. She passed away in 1937 of acute alcoholism.
Though Marie didn’t have a happily ever after, in real life, she made a lasting impression within Hollywood History. Here’s a lovely clip of Marie singing beautifully:
These classic handmade drop earrings are named after Marie Prevost for their consistent grace and beauty.
You will love wearing them, and almost forget you’re wearing them given their almost weightless presence.
If you love the silhouette but are looking for something with a little more pizzas, have a look at the Joan Beaded Swarovski Earrings or the Louise Crystal Earrings. These handmade chandelier earrings are more decorative versions of this classic pattern.
– Stainless Steel Earring Hooks *
– Gunmetal-Plated Findings
– Gunmetal-Plated Chain
– Seed Beads
– Glass Beads
* If you have sensitive ears, please watch this video or read this article where I explore which metals are hypoallergenic. Stainless steel earring hooks may contain nickel, which is often the cause of irritation.