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Zoe Coste Made In France Cobalt Blue Frosted Glass Clip On Earrings

Zoe Coste Made In France Cobalt Blue Frosted Glass Clip On Earrings

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Zoe Coste Made In France Cobalt Blue Frosted Glass Clip On Earrings featuring a wonderful Gold Plated byzantine/etruscan design. The main cobalt blue angular molded frosted glass stones are foil backed giving a luminosity and glow as though they are lit from within. The stones are secured in a decorative prong setting and surrounded by a gold plated twist design. The droppers feature dangling hoops nestling at the sides of the large intricately ornate baskets at the centre. These are each finished on the underside with a very pretty mother and child in frosted cobalt blue relief molded glass, with the same velvety luminous glow. Signed on the reverse on an oval cartouche 'ZOE COSTE MADE IN FRANCE'. These utterly gorgeous clip on earrings measure 6cm high and 2.8cm at their widest point and together they weigh 70.4g. A little wear to gold plating on close inspection commensurate with age, but nothing to detract from these incredible statement clip on earrings by the wonderful Zoe Coste.

Zoe Coste was a young hairdresser in the 1970's when she met Nino Amaddeo, an Italian photographer who was living in Belgium. They were passionate creatives and they decided to combine their creative talents and open up a jewellery and perfume business in a small boutique in Juan-Les-Pins on the French Riviera, which they called 'Reminiscence'.

Initially their new jewellery and perfume House had an appealing bazaar/hippie vibe to it, with music, wonderful smells and exciting jewellery. All the items were handcrafted by local artisans using raw materials collected by Zoe and Nino from around the world. They used their backpacking experiences to bring a little of the exoticism from around the globe to their customers.

Zoe was passionate about designing large, colourful and extravagant pieces, quite often inspired by the East. Her pieces were handcrafted in small editions and are therefore very scarce today. They were worn in the 1980s on the French Haute Couture runways. Musicians, rock stars and actors wore the jewellery on stage as well as in their music videos. Zoe and Nino enjoyed increasing popularity in the 1980's and opened shops in Cannes and Paris. Zoe Coste died in 2007 but the company still exists and is still run by her family.

This beautiful piece of jewellery began its journey many years ago and may have some very minor imperfections collected along its travels. By purchasing this piece you will investing in a brand new chapter of its story as well as making a positively conscious choice on sustainable fashion. Vintage jewellery for the beautiful you on our beautiful planet.

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