Your jeweler can easily convert these to the preferred backing style you desire. For Pierced or Non-Pierced Ears : Pierced.
These earrings were made in the style of the Art Nouveau era. Composed of gold wash over. Created by the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and crafted in Etruscan style. Each earring features the motif of a ram's head with curling horns.
The ram's head motif flows into a sturdy hoop with linear details. Completed with hinged hook backings for secure wear on pierced ears. There is light 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. 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. The item "Antique Vintage Nouveau Style Sterling Silver Gold Wash Etruscan Earrings 23.1g" 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.