Masonic Oder of the Eastern Star enamel and Aurora Borealis rhinestone clip on vintage earrings
Stunning piece of history. These Oder of the Eastern Star earrings were worn by many family members in support of the masonic fraternities of the 20th century. As women were not allowed to be a full fledged member of such fraternities they were allowed to support their family more than in the past decades. It was common for the wives and daughters to wear such items during events and out on the town. These earrings are in excellent condition with little to no signs of wear. The order of the Eastern Star is the female sect of the Masonic community and one would have to have a family history in the Free Mason's to have the ability to apply to be a member. We see an influx in jewelry from this sect during the mid century era.
These earrings measure 3/4 of an inch in diameter.