1. In honor of the first day of spring I thought I would pull out some of fashion history’s palest pastels and loveliest floral prints to help welcome the season.
These colorful enamel and pearl earrings date to the last third of the 17th century and were made to match this necklace.

    In honor of the first day of spring I thought I would pull out some of fashion history’s palest pastels and loveliest floral prints to help welcome the season.

    These colorful enamel and pearl earrings date to the last third of the 17th century and were made to match this necklace.

  2. Carved coral earrings made in Italy circa 1830.

    Carved coral earrings made in Italy circa 1830.

  3. Regency era coral earrings from circa 1800. They may have been made to match this slightly earlier necklace.

    Regency era coral earrings from circa 1800. They may have been made to match this slightly earlier necklace.

  4. More actual beetle earrings, these ones from the turn of the century.

    More actual beetle earrings, these ones from the turn of the century.

  5. Jewel beetles weren’t the only beetles to find their way in to fashion. These earrings were made in England with real tortoise beetles circa 1850.

    Jewel beetles weren’t the only beetles to find their way in to fashion. These earrings were made in England with real tortoise beetles circa 1850.

  6. These 1865 earrings feature actual hummingbird heads with gold-covered beaks.

    These 1865 earrings feature actual hummingbird heads with gold-covered beaks.