We have similar Onyx and Art Deco items, which would pair nicely with this piece, for sale this week. Listing description by: Dayna O. Markings : "Sterling" on the back of both the earrings, tested, and guaranteed. 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 : Carved and polished cabochon. Handmade during the Art Deco era. Each earring has a beautiful black onyx stone resting in a bezel setting.
The stones are bordered by a rope-twist design. Completed with clip on backings for secure wear.Tarnish on the silver gives the silver an antique look we believe to be quite lovely; some tarnish can be removed with a polishing cloth, t. He price has been reduced to reflect this. 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 specially cut to fit the design of the piece.
During the Art Deco period jewelers often made jewelry upon custom order, this would usually take weeks to months to completely craft by hand. Onyx is a chalcedony quartz gemstone that is found all over the world. It usually has a fine texture and black color; however, some onyx also displays colored bands or ribbons against a black or brown background. Red onyx is quite rare and desirable and is also known as sardonyx. Onyx that has a deep green shade is known as Brazilian green onyx and is very rare.It became a popular stone for sculpture and jewelry in the 1920s and 1930s. The name comes from the Greek word onyx which means nail of a finger or claw. The word onyx comes from the Greek word???? " which can be translated as "nail of a finger or claw. In Greco-Roman myth, the goddess of beauty, Aphrodite, lay sleeping when Eros cut her fingernails and left the clippings scattered on the ground. Because no part of a heavenly body can die, the gods turned them into stone which later became known as onyx. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Earrings". The seller is "abeautifultimeco" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.