Age Circa : Art Deco Retro C. Markings : 925 on the back of the earrings, Sterling 925 on the butterfly backings. Gram Weight : 7.9 Grams. Main Stone Measurements/Color : 2.3 mm and 2.7 mm in diameter stones, 1.5 mm long by 3 mm wide beads, dusky pink.
Accent Stone Measurements/Color : 2.3 mm in diameter stones. 1.5 mm long by 3 mm wide beads. The stones appear to be untreated, but we are not certified gemologists and cannot be sure. Stone Cuts : Round faceted stones, disc beads.Item Measurements : The earrings are 1.5" long and 0.9" at the widest point. Earring Backing Style : Push back.
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 sterling silver drop earrings were completely handmade by a talented Indian silversmith during the Art Deco Retro era. These gorgeous earrings were made in the Mughal style, and plated with rhodium for an incredibly bright shine.They feature a chandelier design, with a cluster of four dusky rose pink rubies inside a rhodium plated rope twist horseshoe shape on the post. Directly beneath these rubies is a singular, apple green Colombian emerald. The chandelier design that hangs from the post begins with two graduated rubies atop and inverted triangle of three Colombian emeralds. It then expands into a tiered fan shape, with a crescent of seven pink rubies above a larger crescent of eleven Colombian emeralds. There are five rhodium plated sterling silver loops set at even intervals along the outside of this crescent, and from each loop hangs two tiny dangles with a precious gemstone bead. The outsides and center dangles host rubies, with two sections of emerald beads acting as spacers between them. These earrings have a fantastic movement when worn, the chandeliers and bead dangles swing and catch the light for a bright sparkle. Breathtakingly beautiful and studded with precious gemstones, these Indian Mughal chandelier earrings would make an incredible 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.
Retro jewelry refers to pieces created in the 1940s and 1950s, a period during which jewelry designers were largely influenced by the changes accompanying World War II. As the name of the period suggests, these designs reflect an infusion of futuristic vision with elements inspired by preceding periods, encompassing a variety of gemstones, shapes, and materials.
During the Mughal rule in India, which began in the 16th century, the art of jewelry-making flourished. Wearing expensive jewelry marked one's position.
Emperors and empresses as well as courtiers and other people of high ranks were adorned with heavy jewelry beset with massive stones and beads. Various jewelers were hired privately to create magnificent jewelry pieces for the royal family and other important people. Rajasthan, a northwestern state of India, served as an exclusive hub for jewelry-making. The Mughal royalty often formed alliances with the Rajput rulers and married Rajput princesses. As a result, Mughal jewelry was further influenced by the Rajputs, and thus began the combination of Rajput quaint craftsmanship and Mughal delicate artistry.Some Mughal jewelry pieces were also influenced by 17th-century European Renaissance fashion. Rhodium plated silver is fine or sterling silver that is polished and dipped in rhodium for a bright finish similar to white gold items. Rhodium plating is used to add beauty to a piece and to prevent tarnish from forming on the silver. Rubies are one of the four precious gemstones, and are prized for their pink to blood red colors. The most valued hue of ruby is called blood-red, or pigeon blood, for the bright, rich hue it exhibits. Rubies have adorned royal and religious jewelry for centuries, and were especially esteemed in Asian countries like China and India, where they were thought to bring good fortune. The emerald is one of the four precious gemstones, along with diamonds, sapphires, and rubies. Emeralds are gorgeous green stones that have been valued by many cultures since ancient times, and have long been associated with royalty and religious status. There are recordings from 5500 years ago praising the Egyptian emerald mines; emeralds were purportedly the favorite gemstone of Cleopatra. The emerald was highly prized by the Aztec and Inca for ritual purposes, and the mines in Colombia were plundered by Cortez and hisish explorers when they came to the New World in the 16th Century. Colombian emeralds, having been mined for thousands of years, are one of the highest quality stones in the world, particularly the stones from the Muzo Mine. This type of emerald features a translucent classic green hue with a beautiful and natural internal matrix. PLEASE WAIT FOR AN UPDATED INVOICE BEFORE PAYING FOR YOUR ITEMS. Thank you for your cooperation. The item "Antique Vintage Deco Retro Sterling Silver Indian Mughal Ruby Emerald 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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