We have similar Ruby and Art Deco items, which would pair nicely with this piece, for sale this week. Listing Description by: Angela A. Age Circa : Art Deco C.
Markings : "925" on the back of the earrings, tested, and guaranteed. Gram Weight : 3.1 grams.Color: semi-translucent deep red hue. Length: 1.16 mm to 1.44 mm. 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.
Stone Cuts : Carved and polished cabochon ruby, coral beads. Earring Backing Style : Posts with butterfly backings.
Your jeweler can easily convert these to the preferred backing style you desire. For Pierced or Non-Pierced Ears : Pierced. Handmade in the Art Deco era in the Etruscan Revival style.
Each earring features a deep red ruby stone that was carefully drilled with a small hole and dangles from wire. Above each ruby stone are multiple red coral beads, their red hues perfectly complementing the ruby.Two Etruscan-style designs with granulated beads and scroll motifs dangle on either side of the ruby. The earrings are completed with posts and buttefly backings for secure wear on pierced ears. There is tarnish on the silver which gives 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. Etruscan Revival jewelry was first popularized during the early 1800s when an Etruscan tomb was discovered just outside of Rome. Upon its discovery, jewelers worked to imitate and understand the metalworking techniques with which the jewelry was made. Not only was Etruscan jewelry a luxurious addition to the Victorian styles of the day.But it introduced new ideas and decorations. These Etruscan tombs contained jewelry adorned with long and flowing geometric lines and motifs, mythological imagery and scenery, and celestial elements.
The techniques of repoussé, filigree, and granulation are all attributed to the Etruscans. Rubies are one of the four precious gemstones and are prized for their pink to blood red colors. The most valued hue of ruby is called blood-red, or pigeon blood, for the bright, rich hue it exhibits. The color of a ruby comes from the element chromium. Rubies have adorned royal and religious jewelry for centuries and were especially esteemed in Asian countries like China and India, where they were thought to bring good fortune.Rubies are graded by color, clarity, cut, and carat. Rubies are often also evaluated based on their geographic origin.
Red coral has played an important part in Chinese art, culture, and style throughout history and into the 21st century. Red coral has been used as an ornamental stone or material in Chinese jewelry, carvings, and sculptures because of its vibrant variety of red hues. In ancient times, red coral was delivered to China by the Silk Roads from Italy, by sea from the Persian Gulf, and from the Mediterranean Sea via the Indian Ocean. The amount of natural red color has dramatically decreased in recent years due to environmental factors and coral harvesting. The quantity of manufactured coral on the market has increased as the popularity of Chinese red coral continues.
The item "Antique Vintage Art Deco Sterling Silver Etruscan Ruby Red Coral 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.