Art Deco Mayan Revival Silver & Glass Earrings
In the 1920s, the jungles of the Yucatan were revealing abandoned cities and temples on a regular basis. The influence of such discoveries were felt across all aspects of life from architecture to jewellery. The design of these earrings are a nod to the ancient mayan architecture with zigzagging pattern and angular shapes.
DESCRIPTION: Facetted glass stones are set into delicate millegrain settings and strung from a string of bezel set stones. They retain their original silver earwires with very delicate engraving detail to the sides.
HOW TO WEAR:
Condition: Good -These earrings have lived a good life evidenced in the wear to the stones and rubbing to the chrome coating exposing its yellow-ey brass base metal. Some of the colour of the stones in the bezel settings are flat. Because every stone was hand set, it is impossible to replace them without ruining the setting. Such imperfections can be said to complement their beauty and does not effect the overall look in any way. They still retain a massive amount of 1930s sparkle. Some of the stones in the drop setting appear to have been replaced at a point. They also retain their original chromed silver earwires, which were smaller back then.
Era: Art Deco - 1920s/30s
43mm length including earwire
8mm at its widest point.
Earwires measure 10mm high x 9mm wide.
Materials: base metal, glass, silver earwires (tested)
Provenance: Detroit USA