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Estate sales are a great place to find high quality costume jewelry. Think about it–the pieces have usually lasted many decades.  And, fortunately, vintage looking pieces are in style.  Look in any fashion magazine and you are likely to see chunky cocktail rings, big statement earrings, and layering necklaces in various stones and metals.

One slight roadblock some women have with estate sale jewelry? Clip-on earrings. From the 1930s until the beginning of the 1970s, clip-on or screw-on earrings were the fashion, and many thought it was improper for girls to pierce their ears.  So now, many of the sales we visit are filled with big, showy, glistening sets of clip on earrings, such as these:

Earrings and Bracelet Green Earrings Pearl earrings

The trick to wearing clip on earrings without pinching your ears is to buy foam   pads like these.  You can also find them in stores like Walmart or Target.

clip on example clip on pads

Don’t let the fear of the pinch prevent you from enjoying great jewelry!

You can find these earrings in our Etsy store!

Happy hunting!

~Emily