This pair of faux pearl clip on earrings measure about an inch round. The faux pearl is 3/8ths inch round. I believe they are gold plated, but am not positive of that. They are signed on the back "Jomaz". I am selling them for a friend who said they were her grandmothers and she believes they would be from the 1940s to 1950s time frame. There is a patent number on the clip clasp on back, but it is so small that I can't see the numbers, not even with a loop, so I'm not able to look up the date.
Jomaz jewelry has become an excellent investment for collectors.
The company "Mazer Brothers", founded in 1927, earned a reputation for producing good quality and affordable high end costume jewelry. In 1946 Joseph Mazer left the company to open his own business. The new company “Joseph J. Mazer & Co” produced jewelry under the name “Joseph Mazer” or “Mazer.” The name eventually became "Jomaz" (a combination of Joseph and Mazer).
Jomaz high quality products of the 1930s - 1940s were flower and plant motifs, or in the form of bows and ribbons, adorned with artificial pearls. The pieces were made of sterling silver, or gold coated necklaces for cocktail dresses, bracelets, earrings, brooches and double brooches.
The earrings are in excellent condition. There are no chips, fading, or cracking in the materials. As with all vintage jewelry that I list, I look everything over using a jeweler's loop. Using the loop, I do see on one of the pearls a very short line, probably a flaw on the faux pearl, but it's too small to give you a measurement on.
Buyer to pay USPS shipping charges of $4.20. Shipping is from Nevada.
SPECIAL NOTE about partial REFUND of shipping charges:
Every January the U.S. Postal Service increases the shipping prices. The January 2019 increase is beyond any we've seen in previous years. Before the 2019 increase, shipping costs were based on weight. A package weighing less than one pound would cost the same amount regardless if it was mailed 2 miles away, or from coast to coast. Packages weighing over 1 pound were priced by what the destination zipcode was.
Now, the postal service has divided the United States in to 8 zones and each package is charged by weight, size, and destination zone. Now it is not possible to state a shipping cost and have it be valid regardless if the package is traveling 2 miles or all the way to the east coast. I am in Nevada and probably 90% of the packages I mail out go to the east, and a majority of them go all the way to the east coast.
To complicate this even further, Google will not show items for sale unless they have a designated cost, or unless the seller uses calculated shipping. My web host is not equipped to figure calculated shipping, so I have to quote a shipping charge using the east coast as the final destination and then refund over payments. When I refund the overage, I usually do it by including cash inside the package when it's shipped.
As a buyer, there are two choices. If you over pay on the shipping charges, I refund an appropriate amount to cover the over payment OR if you'd like to send me a message stating your zip code and the item you are interested in, I can quote you an exact shipping charge and send you a custom invoice with an accurate shipping charge.
About Combined Shipping:
I do combine shipping on multiple items purchased, but as stated above, my web host is not set up to calculate multiple item shipping costs. At checkout, you will be charged full shipping price on each item purchased and I will refund the appropriate amount of over payment. If you are uncomfortable with that, send me a message with your zip code and stating which items you'll be purchasing and I'll calculate the correct combined shipping charges and send you a custom invoice.
International shipping charges will also take a tremendous leap. International shipping will now depend on the country. Buyer must contact seller for international shipping charges before making a purchase. Seller reserves the right to void any international transactions where contact has not been made prior to purchasing.
All items in my listings come from either estate or garage sales. I do not know if they came from homes where smoking or pets were present. All items are sold in the same condition as when I received them.