The familiar smiley face was first created in Worcester, Massachusetts by the late Harvey Ross Ball, an American graphic artist and ad man. Ball came up with the image in 1963 when he was commissioned to create a graphic to raise morale among the employees of an insurance company after a series of difficult mergers and acquisitions. Ball finished the design in less than 10 minutes and was paid $45 for his work. The smiling face was an immediate hit and the rest, as they say, is history.
- Earring Length: ~1″
- These three-dimensional resin charms are hand-painted.
- The stainless steel earwires are nickel-free and lead-free.
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