Age Circa : Art Deco C. Markings : S925 on the earring hook.
Gram Weight : 10.5 Grams. Main Stone Measurements/Color : 0.6" long by 0.5" wide, robin's egg blue. The stones appear to be untreated, but we are not certified gemologists and cannot be sure. Stone Cuts : Hand carved oval cabochon.
Item Measurements : The earrings have a total drop of 1.2. The main design of the earrings measure 0.9" long by 0.7" wide. Earring Backing Style : Lever back with hook. Your local jeweler can easily convert these to the preferred backing style you desire.
For Pierced or Non-Pierced Ears : Pierced. Notable Features : These lovely gold washed sterling silver drop earrings were completely handmade by a talented Chinese silversmith during the Art Deco era. These gorgeous earrings feature a stunning, hand carved Chinese turquoise stone held in a raised bezel, creating a domed effect. The Chinese turquoise is a gorgeous robin's egg blue color, which creates a beautiful and classic contrast with the gold wash.
Surrounding the bezels holding the turquoise are tiers of gold washed accents; the closest to the turquoise is a frame of milgrain details, surrounded by a rosette-style spiral and a rope twist. There is a strip of gold washed sterling silver acting as a frame for the entire piece, and creates an open ring backing so the turquoise is visible from the back of the earring. This open ring is filled with hand wound filigree, adding another touch of detail to these already exceptional earrings. Classic and elegant, these earrings would make a fantastic gift for a loved one. 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. Chinese export jewelry became popular during the late Victorian period and persisted until the 1960s.During this period, Chinese craftsmen were considered by far the best in the world. The rich and wealthy would custom-order a piece through their local jeweler, who would send the design off to China to be made and sent back to Europe. This lengthy process was very expensive, making Chinese export pieces highly desirable, then and now. Chinese stone cutters were considered some of the finest artisans in the world. They would spend years learning to hand-carve many different types of stones, and excelled in creating finely detailed pieces other artisans couldnt even hope to compare to. Their skill was so refined that they could even carve delicate stones like coral and jade. Chinese stone cutters were so talented that Victorian era European socialites would commission pieces from them, preferring the hefty price tag that came with such high quality work to the ready availability of Western stonework. 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. Chinese turquoise is considered a very valuable stone by the Chinese, second only to jade. Chinese turquoise was highly prized for its rarity and gorgeous, bright blue hues. Stones that exhibit a spiderweb matrix are quite rare and deeply coveted.
PLEASE WAIT FOR AN UPDATED INVOICE BEFORE PAYING FOR YOUR ITEMS. Thank you for your cooperation. The item "Antique Vintage Deco Gold Sterling Silver Chinese Turquoise Domed Drop 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.
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