Country of Origin : United States. Gram Weight : 6.3 grams. Length: 5.58 mm to 7.72 mm. Width: 3.62 mm to 3.63 mm.
Diameter: 3.88 mm and 4.86 mm. Color: opaque pink-red hue and red hues.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. 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. These earrings were handmade in the bold style of the Mid Century era by Silpada, a jewelry company founded in 1997. Features eight lovely red coral stones in an eye-catching opaque pink-red and red hue. The stones rest securely in bezel settings. The three lower stones are connected to the upper round stone with an articulated hinge, allowing for eye-catching movement when worn. Adorned with linear and silver bead designs. Completed with posts and butterfly backings for wear with pierced ears.
The sterling silver is tarnished in some areas, giving the earrings a lovely antique quality. The price of this item has been reduced to reflect this. This listing is for the item only. The Mid-Century era, 1935 to 1965, encompassed many new styles of art and architecture and this carried over to jewelry making. This exciting time for jewelry saw movements such as Hollywood Regency, Modernism, Brutalism, and the Atomic Age.
Native American artisans were also making their mark in the jewelry industry. Artisans used many kinds of metals, gemstones, glass, and experimented with ceramic and wood as well. This era was filled with new and innovative designs, while also rejuvenating and reinventing older styles. The unique jewelry which emerged from this era is still very popular today.
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 Deco Mid Century Style Sterling Silver Red Coral Earrings 6.3g" is in sale since Saturday, August 8, 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.