Age Circa : Art Deco C. Gram Weight : 11.4 Grams.Main Stone Measurements/Color : 4.7 mm in diameter, pinkish orange. Stone Treatment : The stones appear to be untreated, but we are not certified gemologists and cannot be sure. Item Measurements : The earrings are 1 in diameter. 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. 800 sterling silver stud earrings were completely handmade by a talented silversmith during the Art Deco era. They feature a domed, tiered flower petal design, with three levels of arching filigree petals that have been washed in gold for a gorgeously warm look. Each petal was hand wound with a spiral and zigzag filigree design, a meticulous and time consuming process. The middle tier of petals has been accented with a metallic powder blue enamel, a tiny dot on the spiral portion of the filigree of each petal, adding a pop of color against the gold. Held at the apex of the dome, surrounded by the topmost tier of petals, is a gorgeous salmon coral stone. The salmon coral is a beautiful orange color with just the faintest hint of pink. These gorgeous domed flower studs are clip on, and can be enjoyed by people with pierced and non-pierced ears alike. Some of the petals have been ever-so-slightly bent out of shape, but this does not affect the war or beauty of the earrings. The price has been adjusted to reflect this.
This listing is for the item only. This beautiful piece comes from the Art Deco era! 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. During the Art Deco period jewelers often made jewelry upon custom order, this would often take weeks to months to completely craft by hand. 800 silver, also called Coin Silver, is made out of silver coins used in European countries pre-1940. During this time period, it was easier for jeweler and silversmiths to use coins that were already guaranteed at a certain purity, than using another form of silver and having to guess at the purity level.
Filigree metal working has been around for thousands of years, however it was perfected by the Phoenicians and Etruscan civilizations. It involves stamping out a design in your metal and hand bending and twirling until your design is formed. It is considered one of the most difficult metal working processes. The method of enameling dates to the Ancient Egyptians.The Greeks, Celts, Georgians, and Chinese all followed suite. The technique involves fusing powered glass to a substrate, or base, by firing. In jewelry, the base is generally a metal. Enamel is made of colored powdered glass, or may include clear powdered glass that is mixed with colorful metallic pigments. 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. Precious coral is harvested almost exclusively in the Mediterranean off the coasts of Italy, France, Spain, Algeria, and Tunisia.
Salmon Coral has widely been valued as the rarest and most beautiful of all Coral types. During the Victorian Period only the richest of the rich could afford to have this form of coral harvested and imported into Europe and North America. PLEASE WAIT FOR AN UPDATED INVOICE BEFORE PAYING FOR YOUR ITEMS. Thank you for your cooperation. The item "Antique Vintage Deco Gold Sterling 800 Silver Coral Domed Flower Stud Earrings" is in sale since Sunday, January 21, 2018.
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.