Art Deco Glass, Enamel & Silver Earrings
STORY: 1930s gave rise to the Silver Screen and people were flocking to see all the new black and white movies. Big and clear gems were used to stand out so jewellery designers seized the trend for massive stones that pack a bunch of sparkle.
These earrings have all the features of the 1930s - huge faceted glass stones, bold and angular geometric design with contrasting black enamel. They are set onto new stainless steel french wires. Jewellery of this period was often coated in chrome to add extra brightness which means it doesn't ever need to be polished like its counterpart sterling silver.
HOW TO WEAR: These earrings are best away from chemicals so should be removed if swimming in a chlorinated pool and put on last after your cosmetics, hairspray and skin lotions.
Condition: There is scuffing to the underside of the chrome on the bottom of the earrings. This cannot be seen at all when worn, only if you are looking for it. There is general wear to the chrome on the rest of the earrings as well which is captured in the photos.
Era: Art Deco 1930s
50mm long including the french hook
10mm at its widest point
Feature stone is 10mm in diameter
Hallmarks: stamped "STERLING" on the backside of each earring.
Materials: chromed sterling silver, glass, enamel, stainless steel