Though earrings have been in fashion since 3,000 BC and used to identify one's political, religious or social status, there were a couple of hundred years in which the gigantic hats and wigs and high collars made it fairly impossible to see earrings. With the arrival of 1900, elegant hair piled on top of the head or brushed back into a sleek chignon not only delighted jewelers once more but also led to the subsequent invention of clip-on earrings that were considered more sanitary. The rise of both the movie and the modeling industries put the allure of the earring on its biggest platform ever, with women of all ages wanting to emulate the fashion sense of film stars and cover girls who clearly knew how to accessorize.Fables clip backs are Sterling Silver and all Fables Jewelry is made in the USA!