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: 1.32 (including backings). Earring Backing Style : Fish hooks.For Pierced or Non-Pierced Ears : Pierced. Handmade in the Art Deco era.
Features lovely dangle circular earrings, with light blue enameling on the surface and granulated beads that surround the main stone in the center. Showcases four small amethyst stones that border a large amethyst stone in the center of each earring. A small twisted rope border can faintly be seen around each stone, adding even more detail to the piece. 925 sterling silver with a goldwash. Earrings have fish hooks to complete the piece for comfortable and secure wear.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 specially cut to fit the design of the piece. During the Art Deco period jewelers often made jewelry upon custom order, this would usually take weeks to months to completely craft by hand. Enameling originally dates all the way back to the ancient Persians of Meenakari. The technique involves bonding powdered glass to a base, usually gold, by firing (heating and melting the glass onto the metal). The glass hardens to form a layer of pigment over the metal. Enamel is made of colored powdered glass or may include clear powdered glass that is mixed with colorful metallic pigments. It was used by the ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Celts; and later the Chinese and Georgians. It resurged in popularity in the 20th century.
It is primarily used on decorative art or jewelry, usually small in size. Besides jewelry, enamel can also be applied to glass, ceramic, stone, and various other materials. Amethysts are a semi-precious variety of quartz that are valued for their varying shades of translucent purple hues.The purple color is derived from iron and other trace element deposits. Throughout antiquity, amethysts were used in religious and royal jewelry, and were considered as valuable as rubies, emeralds, and even sapphires. Granulation, an ancient decorative technique in which tiny gold or silver granules are fused or soldered to the jewelry surface without evidence of solder, began over five thousand years ago. By the 7th century BCE, the Etruscans perfected this art, creating intricate granulated gold jewelry that was later uncovered from tombs during late 18th and 19th-century archaeological digs. These discoveries created a renewed interest in granulation techniques, and fine granulated pieces were created during the Etruscan Revival in the 1800s.
A difficult process, there are several different methods that metalworkers can use to create granules, including cutting thin gold wire, heating it, and applying it to the jewelry. This intricate method of decoration continues to make granulated jewelry highly sought after today.
The item "Antique Vintage Deco 925 Sterling Silver Enamel Amethyst Dangle Earrings 5.7g" is in sale since Saturday, January 9, 2021. 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.