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These are amazing Laurel Burch earrings--extremely unique and definitely one of her earlier creations. In fact, this is the only pair like this that I have ever seen.

One earring is a woman with a bird perched on her shoulder. The other is a man with a parrot sitting atop his shoulder. These are enamel/cloisonne style, which is typical of Laurel Burch's jewelry. Curiously, there are holes in one shoulder of each earring. This was done so the earrings could be hung.

The enamel is black, purple, and flesh. The metal is goldtone or goldplated, except for the post and post backs. They are in excellent vintage condition, as the photographs indicate. Laurel Burch's signature is on the earrings, but they are not titled. (She did not always title her pieces in the early years of her business.)

Totally awesome earrings!

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Laurel Burch is one of my favorite "new vintage" artists. She began making her jewelry back in the 1960s. She was a single mother who found metal in junkyards and hammered it on the back of a frying pan in her kitchen to create jewelry. She sold that jewelry from a tackle box on the streets of San Francisco. She was "discovered" and financially backed by a gentleman who recognized her talent. She went on to launch her own business that is now called Laurel Burch Artworks. She passed away in 2007 at the age of 61.

Rare Laurel Burch Man and Woman with Birds Earrings - Vintage - 1970s


  • Vintage item from the 1970s
  • Materials: goldplating or goldtone metal, enamel, posts and post backs
  • Only ships within United States.
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  • Favorited by: 45 people