In Britain, old means beautiful. With trends turning over faster than you can blink, one appreciates something that's forever beautiful.
When someone asks where I bought my trinket, their faces fall when I tell them "from a charity shop". (And hopefully not because it's been worn before!)
When I saw these earrings in the vintage jewelry section at Topshop, I was surprised to see they had screwback findings. The screwback is common before the 1970s and I'd love to believe that they are that old.
The earrings do a pretty good impression of 18kt gold. Maybe they're gold plated. They passed my rule of no-pierced second hand earrings and they were half price. Could not ask for more.
(Note: I wiped the contact points with alcohol to ensure they're clean before wearing.)