These vintage Avon earrings are lovely scrollwork buttons
Gold Avon Earrings Details
- Avon button earrings.
- Openwork scrollwork design.
- Scrolls are brushed gold and the middle squares are shiny gold.
- Clip earrings from the Precious Pretenders collection one of the first lines of Avon jewelry.
About the Avon Company
In 1886 David McConnell founded Avon as the California Perfume Company, ironically in New York City. He recruited businesswoman Persis Foster Eames Albee as a salesperson. She developed the familiar multi-level marketing business that has empowered thousands of women to work for themselves. Eventually, the company changed its name to Avon Products, Inc. in 1938.
Despite decades in business, Avon only started producing jewelry in 1963. Initially, the first pieces were not offered for sale, rather they were bundled as gifts with purchase. Starting in 1965 they tested a small amount of jewelry for sale. One of the first collections was The Precious Pretenders, earrings shown above, released in March 1967. The popularity of Avon jewelry resulted in a full section in its catalogs beginning in 1971.
Authentic Avon jewelry is marked “AVON” in all-caps or script. The company worked with many designers on exclusive jewelry collections including Kenneth Jay Lane, 1986 – 2005, marked “K.J.L. for AVON; and Jose and Maria Barerra 1989 – 1996 marked “Barerra for AVON.” Elizabeth Taylor also personally designed collections between 1993 and 1997. Jewelry is still available now available online directly from the company as well as from those storied Avon ladies.
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