Prior to the 1950s glasses were generally gold or silver colored. Vintage gold wire frame glasses are closely associated with early 20th century vouge. Vintage Gold Frame glasses were generally oval or round, and pretty narrow. The nose pad was invented in the early 1920s. It allowed the lens to be farther away from the face. No longer was the width of lenses of wire frame glasses restricted to a size that fit under the eyebrow. The Marshwood style with round, ovid, and oval lenses in wire rim glasses was one of the most successful styles to develop as a result of the nose pad and last throughout the 1950s.
Below is our selection of gold frame glasses for men and women. Many of these gold glasses frames are gold filled as opposed to gold plated, which means the gold color will last longer. We have gold frame half rim glasses as well. We carry frames made by Art Craft, Shuron, Eyetel, Bausch & Lomb, Univis, and various other American manufacturers.