We have similar Abalone Shell and Deco Retro items, which would pair nicely with this piece, for sale this week. Listing Description by: Angela A.
Markings: Unmarked, tested, and guaranteed. Gram Weight: 4.8 grams. Length: 5.22 mm and 15.72 mm. Width: 3.88 mm and 6.26 mm. Depth: 5.61 mm and 6.26 mm.
Color: i ridescent cream, tan, yellow, blue, and green hues. Stone Treatment: The stone(s) appear to be untreated, but we are not certified gemologists. Stone(s) have been tested and guaranteed using a professional Presidium Duo refractive, heat, and hardness tester.
Length: 1.60 (including shepherd's crook backings). Earring Backing Style: Shepherd's crook backings. Your local jeweler can easily convert these to the preferred backing style you desire. For Pierced or Non-Pierced Ears: Pierced. Handmade during the Retro period and composed of.
Each earring features two beautiful abalone shell stones with iridescent cream, tan, yellow, blue, and green hues. The stones rest securely in cap settings that are adorned with silver beads. Completed with shepherd's crook backings for secure wear. The sterling silver contains tarnish in some places, giving the earrings a lovely antique quality. This listing is for the item only.
The Art Deco era is famous for being the "Gatsby" or "Roaring Twenties" era. A lot of gorgeous and timeless designs in jewelry came out of this period. Jewelry from this period was most often crafted between 1920 and 1940. Art Deco jewelry sometimes featured white gold or platinum, geometric designs, European cut diamonds, filigree, and calibre cut stones that are specifically cut to fit the design of the piece.
During the Art Deco period jewelers often made jewelry upon custom order, this would often take weeks to months to completely craft by hand. Retro jewelry refers to pieces created in the 1940s and 1950s. This was a period during which jewelry designers were largely influenced by the changes stemming from World War II.These designs reflect an infusion of futuristic vision with elements inspired by preceding periods, encompassing a variety of gemstones, shapes, and materials. Materials used commonly in Retro jewelry are gold, gold alloys, and silver as the wartime put a restriction on the use of platinum.
Designs can be masculine, geometric and modern, or softer, more feminine and floral. Abalone shell is a type of mollusk shell that has a beautiful iridescent inner layer of nacre, much like mother of pearl. The inner shell of the abalone is an iridescent swirl of intense colors, ranging from deep cobalt blue and peacock green to purples and pinks. Each shell, therefore, has its own unique play of colors.Abalone shell has been found in jewelry from ancient Greece and Rome, and continues to enjoy popularity to this day. We do not undervalue packages for international customers as it is illegal. The item "Antique Vintage Art Deco Retro 925 Sterling Silver Abalone Shell Dangle Earrings" is in sale since Saturday, June 27, 2020.
This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Art Nouveau/Art Deco 1895-1935\Earrings". The seller is "abeautifultimeco" and is located in Fort Collins, Colorado. This item can be shipped worldwide.