Main Stone Measurements/Color: These stones measure 5 mm in diameter. They are a milky mint green hue. One of the stones has a natural pressure fracture that runs diagonally along the lower portion of it. It is completely secure in its setting. Stone Treatment : The stones appear to be untreated, but we are not certified Gemologists and cannot be sure.Earring Backing Style: Butterfly Backs. Your local jeweler can easily convert these to the preferred backing style you desire. For Pierced or Non-Pierced Ears: Pierced. Item Measurements: The earrings measure approximately 1.2" in length, and approximately 0.5" in width.
Notable Features: These earrings are a truly gorgeous work of art. The milky mint green hue in their aventurine cabochons is beautiful. They complement the gold wash over the silver very nicely. At the top, there is a bezel set cabochon with a rope twist detail surrounding it. Below that is a larger section that dangles from a fine oval link chain.This portion has an cabochon stone set on the front and back of it. The stones are bordered by finely crafted Cannetille Filigree flower petals with small granulation beads inside of them. The exquisite detail in these earrings goes on for days. They would be perfect dressed up or down. This beautiful piece was made during a period called the Art Nouveau Era! This time was also called "La Belle Epoque" in French which translates to A Beautiful Time.
This was very true due to the gorgeous designs that came out of this period. The Art Nouveau period was famous for its flowing organic designs, flowing ladies, flowing floral designs, and regal designs. Cannetille is a close relative of filigree work.It typically features fine gold wires or thinly hammered sheets. Jewelry with cannetille was very popular in the 1820's and 1830's. Motifs included tendrils, scrolls, coils, beehives and spider-like rosette ornaments. Filigree metal working has been around for thousands of years, however 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 in formed, it is considered one of the most difficult metal working processes. Aventurine was accidentally discovered by Venetian glass workers during the 18. The name'aventurine' was derived from the Italian words "a" and "ventura", which mean "by chance". PLEASE WAIT FOR AN UPDATED INVOICE BEFORE PAYING FOR YOUR ITEMS. Thank you for your cooperation. The item "Antique Vintage Deco Sterling Silver Gold Wash Chinese Aventurine Drop Earrings" is in sale since Sunday, October 15, 2017.
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 to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Russian federation, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica.