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Elsa Schiaparelli Jewelry

Italian, 1890-1973

From her signature color Shocking Pink to her collaborations with Surrealist artists, the boldly original Elsa Schiaparelli transformed fashion from the late 1920s to the early ’50s. Experimenting with elements like trompe l’oeil images and colorful visible zippers, the Italian designer instilled a provocative avant-garde artistry in her clothing and accessories, including those created with Salvador Dalí, such as the lobster dress and a hat shaped like a shoe.

Born in Rome, Schiaparelli was a rebellious child who grew up among the city’s intellectual elite. She had a voracious appetite for reading and became interested in ancient cultures, astronomy and world religions. Schiaparelli studied philosophy at the University of Rome, and after publishing a collection of poems on love and sensuality that so mortified her conservative parents that they tried, unsuccessfully, to confine her to a Swiss convent, she left for London. A quick marriage to Count Wilhelm de Wendt de Kerlor brought her to New York, but it would be in Paris following her divorce that Schiaparelli embraced her artistic passions. She moved to the French capital city in 1922 with her young daughter and happened to meet master couturier Paul Poiret, who loaned the stylish Schiaparelli his clothes, sparking her own fashion interests.

Schiaparelli debuted her first collection of knitwear in 1927, and later that year, she designed a black-and-white pullover hand-knit wool sweater featuring a trompe l’oeil bowknot that captured the attention of the fashion world. Vogue called it “an artistic masterpiece.” The success led to her moving her house to 21 Place Vendôme in 1935 where thousands of garments were produced each year. Schiaparelli’s knitwear collections were later accompanied by revolutionary swimsuits and other clothing and accessories. Her inventive designs would include culottes — a radical statement in the 1930s when women still could cause a scandal by wearing pants — as well as printed fabric, such as the 1938 Tears dress with a print designed by Dalí making it appear as if the evening gown had been savagely ripped.

Schiaparelli was among the first designers to use materials like rayon and Lurex as well as explore wrap dresses and transparent raincoats. She also introduced unisex fragrances and brought her artistic partnerships into jewelry, such as bronze brooches made with Alberto Giacometti and fur-lined bracelets with Méret Oppenheim. As she wrote in her 1954 autobiography Shocking Life, women should “dare to be different.”

Despite her acclaim, her shop closed in 1954 after a tumultuous time during World War II. By then, fashion had moved on with Christian Dior's New Look, and the closure of Schiaparelli's business coincided with a comeback mounted by Coco Chanel, her archrival in the early days.

In 2006, Italian businessman Diego Della Valle acquired the brand and its archives, and the Maison Schiaparelli was reopened in 2012, back at 21 Place Vendôme where Schiaparelli's fearless and enduring work began.

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Creator: Elsa Schiaparelli
Schiaparelli Crystal and Aurora Earclips
By Elsa Schiaparelli
Located in Riverdale, NY
Schiaparelli's articulated crystal and aurora borealis ear clips with faux green tourmalines set in antique silvered metal. Clip back fittings. 1950's USA. Excellent condition.
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1950s Vintage Elsa Schiaparelli Jewelry

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Gilt Metal

Schiaparelli Tear Drop Earrings
By Elsa Schiaparelli
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Schiaparelli Costume Earrings Vintage Teardrop shape Grey/olive faceted costume crystal Crystal is set in a textured gold setting Clip-On backing Signed Schiaparelli on clip on ba...
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Late 20th Century Elsa Schiaparelli Jewelry

Vintage Schiaparelli bracelet, multi link, crystal 1950s, Italy
By Elsa Schiaparelli
Located in Stuttgart, DE
A multi crystal 5 link bracelet in brown and gray unfold rhinestones and in the middle is made of iridescent cut crystal. This relatively large and bold Schiaparelli bracelet display...
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1950s Arts and Crafts Vintage Elsa Schiaparelli Jewelry

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Crystal, Mixed Metal, Stainless Steel

A large vibrant green paste 'lava' stone brooch, Elsa Schiaparelli, USA, c1954.
By Elsa Schiaparelli
Located in London, London
A most striking and vibrant brooch from the House of Schiaparelli in the early 1950s. Her jewellery from this time was famous for its use of very unusual coloured textured stones, in...
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1950s Vintage Elsa Schiaparelli Jewelry

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Base Metal

Large frosted glass 'three leaf' earrings, Elsa Schiaparelli, USA, c.1954
By Elsa Schiaparelli
Located in London, London
These sumptuous earrings are from the later period of Schiaparelli design, in the 1950s, but are one of her most striking and elegant creations. Reminiscent of Lalique glass, in soft...
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1950s Vintage Elsa Schiaparelli Jewelry

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Base Metal

Schiaparelli Berry Branch Brooch
By Elsa Schiaparelli
Located in Riverdale, NY
Schiaparelli's lovely garnet pate de verre cabocheon naturalistic berry branch brooch. Of gilt metal and ivory colored cold enamel. Excellent Condition, Length 3.50", Width 1.75". ...
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1950s Vintage Elsa Schiaparelli Jewelry

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Gilt Metal

Schiaparelli Dangling Pearl Aurora Borealis Earrings c 1950s
By Elsa Schiaparelli
Located in University City, MO
Schiaparelli Dangling pearl aurora borealis earrings c 1950s The midcentury clip on earrings are designed with an iridescent carved milk glass leaf Embellished with a cluster of da...
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Mid-20th Century Elsa Schiaparelli Jewelry

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Gilt Metal

Vintage Schiaparlli clip-on earring, round with huge rhinestone, France 1960
By Elsa Schiaparelli
Located in Stuttgart, DE
Typical Schiaparelli ear clip with a beautiful, iridescent and polished rhinestone. Signed back on the clip. There is also on Schiapalelli Ring to buy! See last foto. Size: 3.5 cm ...
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1960s Artisan Vintage Elsa Schiaparelli Jewelry

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Gilt Metal

ELSA SCHIAPARELLI Designer Signed Chunky Crystal Brooch Pin
By Elsa Schiaparelli
Located in Montreal, QC
Designer Signed ELSA SCHIAPARELLI Fabulous Vintage Chunky Brooch securely nestled Hand set large Ruby Red Crystal stone, accented by 4 Sparkling Crystals. Gold Tone mounting. Measuri...
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Late 20th Century Modernist Elsa Schiaparelli Jewelry

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Crystal, Gold Plate

Schiaparelli Pagan Leaf Earrings
By Elsa Schiaparelli
Located in Riverdale, NY
Schiaparelli's lovely multi leaf gilt cluster dangle ear clips in original antiqued patinated finish. Clip back fittings. Excellent Condition, signed with script signature. Length 3...
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1950s Vintage Elsa Schiaparelli Jewelry

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Gilt Metal

Elsa Schiaparelli Faceted Crystal Clip on Earrings Mid Century Modern
By Elsa Schiaparelli
Located in North Miami, FL
The combination of faceted smoky topaz crystal glass with turquoise boris aurealis glass stones and clear rhinestones set of with a flower top in gilt metal make these signed vintage...
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1940s Modern Vintage Elsa Schiaparelli Jewelry

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Crystal, Brass

Schiaparelli Faux Turquoise and Rhinestone Cluster Bracelet Vintage
By Elsa Schiaparelli
Located in North Miami, FL
This beautiful vintage Elsa Schiaparelli bracelet has 5-oval connected discs with faux turquoise & rhinestone clusters against gold filled brass. There is a safety chain on it. This ...
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1950s Retro Vintage Elsa Schiaparelli Jewelry

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Turquoise

Shades of Purple Crystal Climber Earrings By Elsa Schiaparelli, 1960s
By Elsa Schiaparelli
Located in Los Angeles, CA
- Vintage item - Collectible costume jewelry piece from the mid-century - Each earring measures 1.5" x 1.25" - Rhodium plated (silver tone) - Shades of purple, indigo and clear c...
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1960s Modern Vintage Elsa Schiaparelli Jewelry

Schiaparelli Turquoise & Green Glass Strand Necklace & Clip on Earrings Vintage
By Elsa Schiaparelli
Located in North Miami, FL
The colors of the sea in alternating glass beads of blues and greens make up this signed Elsa Schiaparelli vintage necklace. There are 6 wide strands on each side of luscious colored...
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1950s Modern Vintage Elsa Schiaparelli Jewelry

Schiaparelli Large Multi-Color Gilded Gold Clip-On Earrings
By Elsa Schiaparelli
Located in New York, NY
Schiaparelli Wonderful whimsical large textured gilded gold hardware as well as gilded polished gold hardware is accented with multi-colors of faux corals and faux gemstones, ...
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1960s Baroque Revival Vintage Elsa Schiaparelli Jewelry

Schiaparelli Oversized Topaz Bracelet and Ear Clips
By Elsa Schiaparelli
Located in Riverdale, NY
Elsa Schiaparelli's massive bracelet and ear clips of large smokey topaz top facet crystals with citrine and Aurora Swarovski crystal spacers. Extremely striking combination of color...
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1950s Vintage Elsa Schiaparelli Jewelry

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Gilt Metal

Schiaparelli Oversized Topaz Bracelet and Ear Clips
By Elsa Schiaparelli
Located in New York, NY
Elsa Schiaparelli's massive bracelet and ear clips of large smokey topaz top facet crystals with citrine and Aurora Swarovski crystal spacers. Extremely striking combination of color...
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1950s Vintage Elsa Schiaparelli Jewelry

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Gilt Metal

Schiaparelli Gilded Gold Vermeil Filigree with Iridescent Stone Earrings
By Elsa Schiaparelli
Located in New York, NY
Schiaparelli wonderfully detailed gild gold vermeil finish with filigree detailing is set with a iridescent glass center. The length measures 7/8", height is 1 1/8",...
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1960s Vintage Elsa Schiaparelli Jewelry

Schiaparelli Gilded Gold with Canary-Hue Ear Clips
By Elsa Schiaparelli
Located in New York, NY
Schiaparelli's wonderful large gilded gold accented with canary-hue ear clips measures 7/8" in length, 1 1/8" in height and 3/8" in depth. Earrings are signed on the b...
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1960s Vintage Elsa Schiaparelli Jewelry

Watermelon Tourmaline Crystal Link Bracelet By Elsa Schiaparelli, 1950s
By Elsa Schiaparelli
Located in Los Angeles, CA
- Vintage item - 7" length - Each link measures .9" in diameter - Gold tone - Prong set faceted heliotrope vitrail crystals emitting a kaleidoscope of blue, green, fuchsia, gold ...
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1950s Modern Vintage Elsa Schiaparelli Jewelry

Schiaparelli 1950s Silver Leaves and Oval Black Stone Bracelet and Earrings Set
By Elsa Schiaparelli
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful 1950s Elsa Schiaparelli bracelet and matching earrings in silver plate foliate design with large oval black crystal stones. The bracelet is 1.5 inches wide and a little o...
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1950s Vintage Elsa Schiaparelli Jewelry

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Monies Faux Horn Carved Earrings
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Elongated Faux Tortoiseshell Hoop Earrings
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Elegant elongated Faux Tortoiseshell Hoop Earrings with clip back adjustable fittings from the 1990's. Lightweight and easy to wear. Excellent condition. 3" x 1.5".
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Miriam Haskell Wood Hoop Earrings
By Miriam Haskell
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Striking Miriam Haskell Hoop Earrings composed of wood, stained wood, resin and gilt beads. Adjustable clip back fittings. 1960's USA. 2.5" x 1.5" wide.
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Chanel Anglo Indian Tiered Gripoix Earrings
By Chanel
Located in Riverdale, NY
Long Anglo Indian styled earrings by Chanel. Made by hand by Maison Gripoix in Paris. Sapphire and emerald molten glass is "poured" into handmade settings with faux baroque pearls. M...
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Miriam Haskell Filigree Fob Long Ear Clips
By Miriam Haskell
Located in Riverdale, NY
Miriam Haskell signature Russian Gilt filigree and faux pearl long ear clips. Multi drop earrings of vari shape and size filigree dangling fobs. Clip back fittings. Excellent Condit...
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By Elsa Schiaparelli
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Large blue and soft brown paste drop earrings, Elsa Schiaparelli, USA, 1954
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Elsa Schiaparelli 1950s 'Lava' rock green three piece parure
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Located in London, London
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Blue glass and paste "seaweed" brooch and earrings, Schiaparelli, USA, 1950s.
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Schiaparelli Black Crystal Faux Diamond Lava Rock Art Glass Statement Necklace
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Elsa Schiaparelli large multi stone earrings, 1950s
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W 1.75 in. D .5 in. L 1.75 in.
Schiaparelli Rhodium plated and art glass brooch and earring set, 1950s
By Elsa Schiaparelli
Located in London, London
This stylized set by Elsa Schiaparelli harks back to her enthusiasm for Surrealism. It is a lovely set in great condition, with a lively choice of coloured art glass cabochons. Elsa...
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Located in Austin, TX
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Elsa Schiaparelli jewelry & watches for sale on 1stDibs

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