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Vintage Christian Dior by Mitchel Maer Mythical Sea Creature Earrings 1956

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Undoubtedly the most influential designer of the 1950s Christian Dior's jewellery was as visionary as his clothing. These Vintage Dior Maer Mythical Creature Earrings are an exemplary find, oozing with fascinating history aside of course, from being uber groovy ear adornments. Always an innovator and in search of the best, Christian Dior partnered with a London based jewellery designer called Mitchel Maer to make Dior's jewellery from 1952 to 1956. Dior and Maer's work was second to none during this period. Maer's standout ingenuity created some of the best, most adventurous and mythical early Dior jewellery. Ultimately earning him the unparalleled privilege of co-signing his pieces 'Christian Dior by Mitchel Maer'. The relationship was relatively short lived however and after a few years when Maer became bankrupt the partnership with Dior ceased. Given the exquisite nature and provenance of the Maer for Dior pieces, plus the fleeting existence of this design collaboration, many of the best Dior Maer pieces are considered rare collectors pieces. These earrings are totally wonderful, rare examples of Mitchel Maer's Dior work. Channeling mythical creatures based on Dolphins created in rich gilded metal and decorated with ruby glass drops and devouring oversize glass faux pearls, these earrings are indeed incredible works of wearable art from the House of Dior. Like nothing else. This particular design was also recreated later by the House of Dior this time with green drops by Henkel & Grosse in 1959. The Mitchel Maer Red original version of the design is especially sought after owing to their creation during the lifetime of Monsieur Christian Dior and testament to the extraordinary creations of Maer with Dior. This design by Maer is well documented and heralded in Dior Specialist books and you can see the original sketches too as also shown here which is fascinating. These Vintage Dior Maer Mythical Creature Earrings measure approx. 3.5 cm wide by 2.5cm deep, are in very good vintage condition and are signed Mitchel Maer for Christian Dior on the reverse. A fabulous piece of rare Dior history designed and created Christian Dior's lifetime. Should you choose to buy from us, we commit to the item being as described. Your vintage costume jewellery will arrive beautifully packaged and presented, helping to preserve your one of a kind piece. Please take a read through our information below and of course, don't hesitate to contact us should you require further assistance.

Love From Jennifer

My business has been built with love; a love of discovery, a passion for vintage jewellery and a desire to deliver a one-of-a-kind experience. Sourcing the very best vintage jewellery from across the globe, each piece in my collection has been carefully chosen and curated by me so that I can share its unique story with you. Timeless treasures, selected for their superior design, quality and individuality, I have built a collection like no other. Immersed in the wonderful world of antiques from an early age, vintage jewellery has always had a special place in my heart. Forever fascinated by these intricate pieces of wearable art, I feel incredibly lucky to work in an industry that I love; an industry unlike any other. Choosing a vintage jewel is a deeply personal experience. As well as celebrating the very finest design and craftsmanship from the last century, the perfect jewel should express your unique style, and more importantly, get your heart racing. Sitting at the very heart of the brand, my aim is to offer you an experience as wonderful and individual as the jewels in my collection. By choosing to rewear pieces of art from the last century, we are naturally supporting sustainable fashion. Quite simply, our jewels won’t cost the earth. Lose yourself in our very special vintage collection and fall in love with your perfect jewel.

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We hope you enjoy reading our individual descriptions and perusing our images. We believe that quality images play an important part in your decision and so we provide those necessary to fully convey a jewel. This in-depth and quality curation is central to our ethos and our online collection and has become a highly appreciated part of our customer experience. If you choose to buy from us we commit to deliver the item as described.

New to Antique and Vintage jewellery? Please keep in mind that our one of a kind pieces are preloved and preworn. They will inevitably show some signs of gentle wear or normal ageing. Typically, we do not offer pieces with damage or repair detrimental to the wearing of a piece. If damage or repair is evident we will clearly identify this in the description.

Like some help ? We are happy to assist and help make your experience the best it can be. You can read more about Jennifer Gibson Jewellery at our About Us Page.

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Delivery and Returns

An Update for You 

During this time of unprecedented worldwide events we remain open online for your orders should you wish to shop with us.

We are of course taking additional hygiene precautions in addition to all packaging being new and unused.

Currently worldwide delivery continues via Royal Mail and DHL Express. We are checking status on a regular basis. We commit to keeping in touch with you regarding your order at all times as we always do. We can also deliver a gift with your personal note direct to a loved one. Just let us know during your check out process. Or email us if you’d feel more assured it’s all going to land as if you were delivering.

Klarna and Paypal Credit options remains available during check out should you wish to spread your payments.

We really appreciate your business and every single order you choose to place with us during this very difficult time. We do hope a wander through our shop, journal and collections or a indeed a purchase, brings a little jewel joy your way. If you have any questions please contact us.

And most importantly stay safe and well.

With love from, Jennifer X

 

Payment Options

We accept all major debit and credit cards through our PayPal Payment Gateway. You do not need a Paypal Account to check out. As you process the payment there may also be an option to select Paypal Credit for your payment. This is at the discretion of Paypal and a direct agreement between you and Paypal.

We also offer Klarna as a payment option during check out, allowing you to spread payment. 

Full details on payment options can be found in our terms.

Once your order is placed and payment has cleared, your jewellery will be carefully prepared and packaged ready for dispatch.

Should you require a personal message adding in with your order please contact us and we will be pleased to arrange this for you.

 

UK Delivery:  
Delivery within the UK is free and with our compliments as follows.
Orders up to £150 will be dispatched via Royal Mail 1st Class Signed For Service.
Orders of £150 and above will be dispatched via Royal Mail Special Delivery Service (Monday to Friday delivery). Saturday delivery is by arrangement. 

 

International Delivery: 
We charge £15 for international orders and will ship worldwide. Orders will be dispatched via the UK’s Royal Mail International Tracked and Signed Service, DHL EXPRESS or alternative carrier, dependent on the country and service required. 

Our full delivery and returns terms can be found here   

Aftercare

Aftercare:
Vintage jewellery is extremely delicate and requires special care and attention. Please be aware that vintage jewellery may contain lead or nickel. To preserve its beauty and condition, it is important to keep your item boxed and protected from other jewellery when not being worn and away from liquids including perfume and hairspray. Items are typically most suited to occasional rather than constant wear.

Your order will include our care card suggesting ways to maintain the condition of your jewellery.

We cannot be held liable for any damages incurred after the receipt of products.


Additional Care Tips:

Avoid contact with liquids or humidity including sprays such as water, perfume or hairspray and creams. Exposing jewellery to wet or damp could harm the metal and reduce the life of the plating, as well as cause discolouration and/or loss of stones. Remove jewellery before washing hands, swimming etc.

Store your jewellery in the original packaging or a soft pouch to avoid scratches.

Add your jewellery last when dressing and remove before undressing. Avoid sleeping in your jewellery.

Avoid hard contact (i.e. dropping or knocking against objects) that can cause scratches or chips.

We are always happy to advise on the care specifics of a particular piece you may be considering.

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