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.
Item Measurements: The earrings measure 3.0" in length and 0.9" wide. Handmade during the Art Deco era.
Bought on a Grand Tour holiday in Egypt. Each earring features intricate filigree patterns and designs which would have been bent and twisted entirely by hand. Four dangling accents hang from the bottom of each earring. Tarnish on the sterling silver gives this piece an antique quality which we believe is quite lovely. 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. The Grand Tour was a popular vacation during the Georgian and Victorian eras. This vacation was generally between two and four years long, and it allowed wealthy people the opportunity to study different cultures, architecture, and art. Filigree metalworking is a delicate form of art and has been found as early as 3,000 BC in Mesopotamia.
It was perfected by the Phoenicians and Etruscan civilizations between the 6th and 3rd centuries BC. It involves stamping out a design in metal and hand bending and twirling threads, combined with tiny beads until a final motif emerges. It is reminiscent of lace and considered one of the most difficult metalworking processes. Filigree is still a very popular technique in India and Asia.The item "Antique Vintage Art Deco Sterling Silver Egyptian Filigree 3 L Dangle Earrings" is in sale since Sunday, April 7, 2019. 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.