Earring Backing Style : Shepherd's Crook Backings. Your jeweler can easily convert these to the preferred backing style you desire.
For Pierced or Non-Pierced Ears : Pierced. Handmade during the Art Nouveau era in the Etruscan Revival style. Composed of sterling silver with a yellow gold wash.
Crafted into the likeness of a pomander, a historical decorative item worn during the Medieval period and filled with fragrant herbs. Accented with rope twist accents in the Etruscan style.
Completed with shepherd's crook backings, making them suitable for pierced ears. Tarnish on the sterling silver gives this piece an antique quality which we believe is quite lovely.
This listing is for the item only. This was very true due to the gorgeous designs that came out of this period.
This era focused on women and the beauty of nature and the pieces were often large. Enamel was a common material used in Art Nouveau jewelry as the period was more about the importance of the design over the materials used to create it. The Art Nouveau period happened before the start of the first World War, when mass manufacturing took over the production of many products, including some jewelry.
Archaeological revival jewelry was inspired by the excavations and discoveries of Roman, Byzantine, Egyptian, and Etruscan sites in the 18th and 19th Centuries. These archaeological digs uncovered beautiful works of decorative arts, giving jewelers a glimpse into the past for inspiration for contemporary designs. Some of the revival styles incorporate the use of filigree and granulation decorations.
The revival styles emphasized the contrast between antiquity and modernity, with jewelers of the modern world borrowing motifs and techniques from the ancients, to perfect with advanced technologies and incorporate into modern designs. Etruscan Revival jewelry was first popularized during the early 1800s when an Etruscan tomb was discovered just outside of Rome. Upon its discovery, jewelers worked to imitate and understand the metalworking techniques with which the jewelry was made.
Not only was Etruscan jewelry a luxurious addition to the Victorian styles of the day. But it introduced new ideas and decorations.These Etruscan tombs contained jewelry adorned with long and flowing geometric lines and motifs, mythological imagery and scenery, and celestial elements. The techniques of repoussé, filigree, and granulation are all attributed to the Etruscans. 800 silver, also called Coin Silver, is made from silver coins used in European countries pre-1940. During this time period, it was easier for jewelers 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. The item "Antique Vintage Nouveau Sterling Silver Gold Etruscan Pomander Dangle Earrings" is in sale since Sunday, November 10, 2019. 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.