We have similar Garnet and Art Deco items, which would pair nicely with this piece, for sale this week. Listing Description by: Angela A. Age Circa : Art Deco C. Markings : "925" on the back of the earrings, tested, and guaranteed. Gram Weight : 6.0 grams.Diameter: 5.08 mm to 5.47 mm. Color: semi-translucent deep red and purple-red hues. Color: semi-translucent orange hue with darker orange speckles throughout.
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. Stone Cuts : Round faceted garnet, carved and polished cabochon baltic amber. Length: 0.88", 1.43" drop including hook.Earring Backing Style : Fishhook backings. Your jeweler can easily convert these to the preferred backing style you desire. For Pierced or Non-Pierced Ears : Pierced. Handmade in the Art Deco era in the Etruscan Revival style. Each earring features three garnet stones with a beautiful sparkle provided by their round faceted cuts. Beneath the garnets rests a baltic amber stone, the orange hues of the baltic amber contrasting beautifully with the garnets. Rope twist and braided designs, as well as granulated beads, surround the bezel settings of the stones in classic Etruscan style. The earrings are completed with fishhook backings for secure wear on pierced ears. There is tarnish on the silver which gives the earrings a lovely antique quality.
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.
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. Garnets are a type of silicate mineral that have a long history of use, dating back as far as the Bronze Age where they were used in jewelry and as an abrasive. Historically, this stone has also been known as carbuncle and its modern name, garnet, is derived from the Latin granatus meaning seed, which is thought to be a reference to pomegranates. Found in almost any color imaginable, these stones are most commonly red in hue, with blue being the rarest variety and deep red the most prized.
Throughout history these beautiful stones have been worn by the wealthy elite, ranging from the pharaohs of Egypt to the European nobility of the Middle ages. Today garnet continues to be a popular stone for use in jewelry, with the deepest red varieties being especially valuable and sought after. Baltic amber is found only in northern Europe and accounts for much of the known amber in the world. Amber is an organic fossilized resin that is formed when sap exudes from pine trees and hardens over many years. It typically contains an internal matrix of materials, including water or gas bubbles, organic plant matter, or even insects.Baltic amber specifically comes from sap that is 35 to 50 million years old and came from trees that are now covered by the Baltic Sea. It has been used since ancient times to create jewelry and decorative ornaments, and has long been used in folk medicine for its healing properties. The item "Antique Vintage Art Deco 925 Sterling Silver Garnet Baltic Amber Drop Earrings" is in sale since Sunday, June 28, 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.