Age Circa : Art Deco C. Markings : "925" on back of both earrings, tested, and guaranteed. Gram Weight : 6.4 grams. Stone Treatment: 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. Stone Cuts : Rounded faceted cut amethyst, crystal cut glass.
Earring Backing Style: Post 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 Deco era. 925 sterling silver with one gold washed accent.
Each earring features a fanned wing motif, accented with geometric linear designs and patterned clusters of granulation above the crystal. Each earring features a small rounded bezel-set purple amethyst stone. Dangling off the wings of this design is a beautiful crystal glass stone.
Complete with posts and butterfly backings for secure wear, making them suitable for pierced ears. There is some minor tarnish on the earrings, but this can be removed by a polishing cloth if so desired.This listing is for the item only. 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. Jewelry from this period was most often crafted between 1920 and 1940. Art Deco jewelry sometimes featured white gold or platinum, geometric designs, European cut diamonds, filigree, and calibre cut stones that are specifically cut to fit the design of the piece.During the Art Deco period jewelers often made jewelry upon custom order, this would often take weeks to months to completely craft by hand. 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. Amethysts are a semi-precious variety of quartz that are valued for their varying shades of translucent purple hues. The purple color is derived from iron and other trace element deposits.Throughout antiquity, amethysts were used in religious and royal jewelry, and were considered as valuable as rubies, emeralds, and even sapphires. The item "Antique Vintage Art Deco Sterling Silver Etruscan Wing Amethyst Earrings 6.4g" is in sale since Saturday, June 26, 2021. 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.