Erica Weiner

Baguette Earrings $25.00

The elongated rectangular "baguette-cut" diamond became popular with the rise of Art Deco in the 1920's.  The streamlined edges lent a modern look to jewelry from that era.  Don't think you're getting diamonds here, though.  For twenty-five bucks, you get baguette-cut RHINESTONES.  They're foil-backed crystal, and were made in the 1950's, most likely.  Each jewel measures 1/4" long and 1/8" wide, which makes these mini studs perfect for everyday wear.  The settings are unpolished matte brass, which are a nice, unpretentious counterpoint to the blingy stones.  Posts are surgical steel, and earring backs are gold-plated brass.