925 Sterling Silver with a Gold wash. Main Stone Measurements/Color: 2.3 mm in diameter, White sparkling clear. Stone Treatment: Paste Stones are man made. Earring Backing Style: Clip On. Your local jeweler can easily convert these to the preferred backing style you desire.
For Pierced or Non-Pierced Ears: Both. Item Measurements: The earrings measure 1 in diameter. Notable Features: These stunning earrings were made completely by hand in France during the Art Nouveau Arts and Crafts movement! They are elegantly contoured to better fit the ear, and feature Gold Washed Sterling Silver eight-pointed stars around an open center.
At the base of each arm of the star is a beautiful Paste Stone, cleverly set inside a small, stamped star. This is a gorgeous set in excellent condition, with a real attention to detail and craftsmanship. A wonderfully wearable piece of history!
This beautiful piece was made during a period called the Art Nouveau Era! This time was also called "La Belle Epoque" in French which translates to A Beautiful Time. This was very true due to the gorgeous designs that came out of this period.
The Art Nouveau period was famous for its flowing organic designs, flowing ladies, flowing floral designs, and regal designs. The Arts and Crafts movement began after the Victorian Era and is generally viewed hand-in-hand with the Art Nouveau Era. Both of these movements were a vast departure from that of the Victorian Era. With the birth of the industrial revolution and the possibility of machine made jewelry, craftsmen began to explore new designs.
These men formed guilds where they created new and artistic designs, inspired by the Far East, Grecian Eras, and other areas around the world. In 1724, French jewel designer Georges Frédéric Strass came up with paste, a kind of leaded glass that he cut and polished with metal powder until it appeared to shimmer like a diamond in the light. These white diamante or strass were a hit with glamorous Parisian high society. PLEASE WAIT FOR AN UPDATED INVOICE BEFORE PAYING FOR YOUR ITEMS. Thank you for your cooperation.
The item "Antique Vintage Art Nouveau Sterling Silver Gold Wash French Paste Star Earrings" is in sale since Tuesday, November 21, 2017. 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.