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At AC Silver we are pleased to be able to offer our customers a large collection of antique and vintage drop style earrings.


Our selection features antique diamond drop earrings, as well as gemstone earrings. This array of earrings includes antique, vintage and contemporary examples, which are crafted in platinum or gold.


Drop earrings were incredibly popular in the Art Deco era, when gamine haircuts allowed the long, pendulous earring to be shown unencumbered. Antique drop earrings continue to be considered a timeless piece of jewellery, and are a spectacular piece to add to any jewellery collection.


antique drop earrings

Drop earrings are accessories for the ear that hang below the earlobe, existing in the space below the ear itself. The drop earring has a history that goes back further than the more common stud earring. When starched collars and ruffs gained popularity across Europe in the 16th century, earrings of all kinds became less popular. The combination of popular hairstyles and oversized collars left the ears mostly covered, making drop earrings somewhat redundant.


At the close of the Georgian era, fashion tastes changed. Victorians eagerly replaced the collars and ruffs with much lower cuts, often exposing shoulders and decolletage. With this change, drop earrings became commonplace once again.


This earring style was incredibly popular in the Art Deco era. The revolutionary gamine haircuts of the time allowed the longer earring designs to be shown unencumbered. Antique drop earrings continue to be considered a timeless piece of jewellery, and are a spectacular piece to add to any jewellery collection.


Traditionally, drop earrings were reserved for night-time wearing. Formal occasions or parties are the ideal events for wearing most drop earrings. For an occasion that requires a black-tie dress code, drop earrings are essential. Many antique Art Deco drop earrings are perfect for this purpose. Using diamond drop earrings makes it simple to match earrings to any coloured outfit also.


The early-20th century also saw the inception of day-and-night earrings. These pieces of jewellery were versatile, suitable for wear in the daytime as well as the evening. The focal point of the earring was a simple stud with a subtle fastening toward the back of the setting. A separate piece attached to this fastening, transforming the piece into a drop earring. These were popular for their ability to transition seamlessly from day to night.


Smaller drop earrings have become more popular since the mid-20th century. These dainty pieces of jewellery are perfect for everyday use. Drop earrings are not inherently formal jewellery items, and today it is increasingly common to wear toned-down drop earrings regularly.



Antique 4.70ct Diamond and Platinum Drop Earrings
Price: GBP £49,950.00
15.51ct Colombian Emerald and 1.12ct Diamond, Platinum Drop Earrings - Vintage Circa 1950
Price: GBP £29,950.00
13.96 ct Diamond and 18 ct White Gold Drop Earrings - Vintage Circa 1960
Price: GBP £29,950.00
5.35ct Diamond and Platinum Earrings - Vintage Circa 1990
Price: GBP £26,500.00
16.78ct Ceylon Sapphire and 4.26ct Diamond, 9ct White Gold Drop Earrings - Vintage Circa 1960
Price: GBP £17,950.00
Antique 6.42ct Ruby, 8.56ct Diamond Earrings in Platinum
Price: GBP £16,950.00
20.25 ct Coral and Diamond, 22 ct Yellow Gold Jewellery Set - Antique Victorian Circa 1890
Price: GBP £14,950.00
3.58ct Diamond and 9ct Yellow Gold Drop Earrings - Antique Circa 1930
Price: GBP £14,950.00
206.60ct Garnet and 1.49ct Diamond, 8ct and 9ct Yellow Gold Jewellery Suite - Antique Circa 1820
Price: GBP £14,245.00
21.12ct Aquamarine and 5.86ct Diamond, 18ct White Gold Clip on Earrings - Vintage Circa 1980
Price: GBP £14,245.00
10.32ct Emerald and 3.10ct Diamond and 18ct Yellow Gold Drop Earrings - Vintage Circa 1960
Price: GBP £13,950.00
3 ct Diamond and Platinum Drop Earrings - Art Deco - Antique Circa 1925
Price: GBP £12,950.00
Banded Agate and 18ct Yellow Gold, 15ct Yellow Gold Jewellery Suite - Antique Victorian
Price: GBP £10,945.00
1.82ct Diamond and Turquoise, 18ct Yellow Gold Jewellery Set - Antique Early Victorian
Price: GBP £9,845.00
3.18ct Emerald and 3.23ct Diamond, 12ct Yellow Gold Drop Earrings - Antique Victorian
Price: GBP £9,845.00
4.41ct Diamond and Platinum Hoop Earrings - Antique Circa 1920
Price: GBP £8,950.00
1920s 2.75ct Diamond Drop Earrings in Yellow Gold - Antique
Price: GBP £8,950.00
Vintage Cultured Pearl and 4.24ct Diamond, 18ct White Gold Drop Earrings
Price: GBP £8,950.00
Antique 2.10ct Sapphire and 2.42ct Diamond, Palladium Jewellery Set
Price: GBP £8,950.00
4.39ct Diamond and Platinum Earrings - Art Deco - Vintage Circa 1940
Price: GBP £7,950.00
Gemstone and 14ct Yellow Gold Jewellery Suite - Vintage Circa 1970
Price: GBP £7,950.00
1.81ct Diamond and Platinum Drop Earrings - Antique French Import Circa 1920
Price: GBP £7,950.00
Vintage 2.80ct Emerald and Diamond Drop Earrings in Platinum
Price: GBP £7,950.00
Vintage 3.42ct Diamond and 18ct White Gold Earrings
Price: GBP £7,950.00

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International Federation of Art and Antique Dealer Associations CINOA
LAPADA THE ASSOCIATION OF ART & ANTIQUES DEALERS
National Association of Jewellery UK's trade association NAJ