Markings : Marked "925 TC-100 MEXICO" on the backs of the earrings, Tested, and Guaranteed. Gram Weight : 18.8 Grams. Item Measurements : The earrings measure 1.99" long measured from the tops of the earrings to the bottoms of the earrings by 1.02" wide. Earring Style : HUGE Cluster Earrings.
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 made in a rainbow-esque motif, with the large scalloped contours making up the different "bands" of the rainbow. The earrings are meant to be worn with the smallest "C" shape facing towards oneself, with the largest on the outside of the earrings.
The sterling silver is ever so slightly tarnished in some areas, which adds to the character of the item. The price of this item has been reduced to reflect this.
This listing is for the item only. The Mid-Century era, 1935 to 1965, encompassed many new styles of art and architecture and this carried over to jewelry making.This exciting time for jewelry saw movements such as Hollywood Regency, Modernism, Brutalism, and the Atomic Age. Native American artisans were also making their mark in the jewelry industry. Artisans used many kinds of metals, gemstones, glass, and experimented with ceramic and wood as well.
This era was filled with new and innovative designs, while also rejuvenating and reinventing older styles. The unique jewelry which emerged from this era is still very popular today.
The Mid-Century Modernist style became a movement in art and jewelry in the 1940s, right after World War II, and peaked in the 1950s. The use of multi-colored metals became very popular due to wartime restrictions on certain materials; it was not uncommon to have brass, copper or gold-alloy accents with silver backgrounds. Mid-century Modernism is marked by clean lines and bold, abstract geometric shapes. 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. The item "Antique Vintage Mid Century Sterling 925 Silver Modernist Mexican TAXCO Earrings" is in sale since Saturday, February 23, 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.