600 silver on the bottom of the backings, tested, and guaranteed. Gram Weight : 20.0 grams.Metal Type : Gold wash over. 3.47 mm to 4.19 mm. 2.66 mm to 2.9 mm.
Color: opaque vibrant blue hue. 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. Length: 2.54" and 2.64".
Earring Backing Style : Clip-on backings. Your jeweler can easily convert these to the preferred backing style you desire. For Pierced or Non-Pierced Ears : Both. These earrings were handmade during the Art Nouveau era in Egypt.Composed of yellow gold wash over. Each earring features an upper floral motif adorned with rosettes and silver beads. Sterling silver was bent and twisted by hand using the filigree metalworking technique to create these floral motifs. Beneath the floral motif dangle four tiers of crescent moon-like filigree designs, graduated in size. Adorning each tier, as well as the floral motif, is a single bright blue Persian turquoise stone.
The stones rest in bezel settings and contrast beautifully with the hue of the yellow gold wash. At the bottom of the earrings, multiple wire twist motifs provide eye-catching swaying movement when worn. Completed with clip-on backings for secure wear on pierced or un-pierced ears.
One earring is missing a turquoise stone, which can be replaced by your local jeweler. The other earring is missing a single dangling wire accent. There is wear to the gold wash in some areas, exposing the sterling silver underneath. The price has been reduced to reflect this.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.
Turquoise is found all over the world and has been a popular semi-precious stone used in jewelry and art for thousands of years by many different cultures; from prehistoric times to the present. Turquoise comes in many beautiful color variations; from the popular bright solid sky-blue hues to dark blue hues with dark spiderwebbing throughout, as well as aqua, teal, and many green varieties, and even some rare white with dark spiderwebbing. Persian turquoise is a highly coveted stone that has been mined for thousands of years in what is now modern-day Iran. The most coveted type of Persian turquoise is a solid, bright blue hue that is very difficult to find. Filigree metalworking is a delicate form of art and has been found as early as 3,000 BC in Mesopotamia.
It was perfected by the Phoenicians and Etruscan civilizations between the 6th and 3rd centuries BC. It involves stamping out a design in metal and hand bending and twirling threads, combined with tiny beads, until a final motif emerges. It is reminiscent of lace and considered one of the most difficult metalworking processes.
Filigree is still a very popular technique in India and Asia. The item "Antique Vintage Art Nouveau 600 Sterling Silver Gold Wash Turquoise Earrings 20g" is in sale since Sunday, August 30, 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.