Your local jeweler can easily convert these to the preferred backing style you desire. For Pierced or Non-Pierced Ears: Both.
Handmade during the Art Deco era. The earrings each have a turquoise stone carved into a scarab beetle, resting on a bezel setting.
The earrings have a square motif border, for an eye-catching style. Complete with clip-on backings for secure wear on pierced and non-pierced ears. Tarnish on the silver gives the earrings a antique quality we believe is quite lovely.The price has been reduced to reflect this. 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 specially cut to fit the design of the piece. During the Art Deco period jewelers often made jewelry upon custom order, this would usually take weeks to months to completely craft by hand. 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. There were two primary waves of popularity for Egyptian motifs and imagery.
The first Egyptian Revival took place during the 1700s, inspired by Napoleon's campaign in Northern Africa as he swept across the land he collected and sent back beautiful pieces of antique Egyptian jewelry. The influx of designs and styles caused a fad, and Egyptian inspired jewelry, clothes, and decorations took off. The second Egyptian revival was influenced by archaeological discoveries and advancements, specifically the rediscovery of King Tutankhamen's tomb in 1922. Egyptian revival common motifs include the Eye of Horus, which is meant to symbolize for healing and protection, scarabs and lotus flowers which express creation and life, and the Ankh symbol which indicates eternal life. The scarab beetle was the earthly representation of the Egyptian god of creation and resurrection, Khepri.
Khepri was believed to renew the sun every day, bringing life and light to the world each morning. The likeness of the revered insect was often carved into stone, precious metals and gemstones as talismans or amulets.The first Egyptian Revival took place during the 1700s, inspired by Napoleon's campaign in Northern Africa as he swept across the land he collected and sent back beaut. This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Earrings".
The seller is "abeautifultimeco" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.