Markings: "Mexico Silver" on the back of one earring and the backing of the second earring, tested, and guaranteed. Gram Weight: 7.1 grams. Color: opaque bright blue hue with mottled lighter blue and tan inclusions. Color: semi-translucent deep purple hue with lighter purple inclusions. 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: 0.73" & 0.74". Width: 0.73" & 0.74". Earring Backing Style: Screw-on backings.
Your local jeweler can easily convert these to the preferred backing style you desire. For Pierced or Non-Pierced Ears: Both.Handmade during the Retro period and composed of. Created by a talented silversmith in Taxco, Mexico. One earring features a beautiful amethyst stone with deep purple hues and lighter purple inclusions. The second earring contains a lovely turquoise stone with a bright blue hue with mottled lighter blue and tan inclusion.
The stones showcase cabochon cuts which beautifully display these hues. Each stone rests in the center of a floral or berry-like motif, their raised designs created using the repousse metalworking technique. Completed with screw-on backings for secure wear on pierced or unpierced ears. The stones in the earrings and the backings do not match; a matching stone and backings could be added by your local jeweler, if desired.
There is an internal stress line within the amethyst stone that would have been created as the stone was forming; the stone is completely secure and this does not affect wear. Tarnish on the sterling silver gives these earrings an antique quality we believe is rather lovely.
Price has been reduced to reflect. 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. Retro jewelry refers to pieces created in the 1940s and 1950s.
This was a period during which jewelry designers were largely influenced by the changes stemming from World War II. These designs reflect an infusion of futuristic vision with elements inspired by preceding periods, encompassing a variety of gemstones, shapes, and materials.Materials used commonly in Retro jewelry are gold, gold alloys, and silver as the wartime put a restriction on the use of platinum. Designs can be masculine, geometric and modern, or softer, more feminine and floral. Taxco, Mexico is famous for producing the finest sterling silver jewelry in the world. Taxco has a rich history of silver-making, with the Aztecs being the first to mine and craft sterling silver for adornment and ceremony.
In the 1920s, an American artist named William Spratling moved to Taxco. Being inspired by pre-Columbian and Aztec art, Spratling built a successful jewelry business. Many local aspiring artisans started apprenticing under him, and he eventually developed an apprenticeship program, with many famous silversmiths having learned there.The Taxco tradition of silversmithing is still carried on by the local artisan community today. 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. 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. We do not undervalue packages for international customers as it is illegal.
This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Earrings". The seller is "abeautifultimeco" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.