While Avon may be better known for their cosmetics and beauty creams, their costume jewelry— particularly from the mid-1970s to the late 1990s—has become highly sought after. In 1886, at the age of 28, David H. McConnell began a company named the California Perfume Company, selling perfume door to door. The company’s first color catalogue was produced in October of 1906. In 1939, the company changed it’s name to Avon Products, Inc. In 1954, Avon began it’s wildly successful “Avon Calling” ad campaign. In 1971, Avon began to market costume jewelry and soon costume jewelry would be one of the company’s most popular lines. Some of this jewelry was produced by designers such as Kenneth J. Lane, in the 1980s, Elizabeth Taylor, in the 1990s, and Avon’s reputation for offering high-quality yet affordable costume jewelry began to attract additional notable designers to the line. Now some of these pieces are in big demand and sometimes pricy, not to mention extremely difficult to find.
Here are an exceptional pair of book piece Elizabeth Taylor for AVON Earrings.
These Elizabeth Taylor “Egyptian Revival” earrings, c. 1993, feature a turquoise base with round, simulated turquoise cabochons and lapis lazuli oval cabochons. Each earring is embellished with three gorgeous, detailed, dangling, geometric drops, mimicking fine jewelry from Elizabeth Taylor’s legendary collection. These pieces are in excellent vintage condition and resemble fine jewelry.
The earrings measure 3“L x 1.25″W and have pads on the clip on mechanisms.
Note to collectors: These pieces are signed E ~ Elizabeth Taylor Avon on an oval cartouche on the back of both pieces and are rare c. 1993 Avon
Please take a look at the other Elizabeth Taylor for AVON jewelry available in our shop!