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Napier Embraced The Boutique Look–1950s & 1960s Shoulder Duster Earrings

In the 1950s, boutique jewelry, a version of higher-end jewelry was seen in finer department stores across the nation. Napier, mostly known for its tailored lines, decided to develop a full-couture line of fashion jewelry. In its ensuing design history, Napier for decades, created pieces that held the prestige of “Boutique” jewelry. Here are two […]

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Napier and Swarovski Crystals

In the early 1990s, Napier produced an astonishing line of high-end fashion jewelry designs using extremely expensive Swarovski crystal rhinestones that were hand set. These pieces originally retailed up to $250.00 each. In today’s 2013 dollars, this amount equates to over $423.00. The earrings below are from a dazzling 1991 collection. Additional information about this […]

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