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Chrysoprase & Crystal Dangling Earrings

Chrysoprase & Crystal Dangling Earrings

USD$195.00

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Maker

Unsigned

Size

2 1/4" x 3/8"

Condition

Excellent

Date

1920s

Marks

"925" on lever-backs

Two faceted, oblong chrysoprase (glass?) stones with a faceted, round collet-set crystal at the bottom form these classic 1920s earrings. Each stone is separated by a ring link, so there’s plenty of movement here. The original screw-backs were converted to sterling silver ear wires with lever backs for pierced ears by my expert jeweler. Note that although the open-back bottom crystals appear dark in the first photo, they are, in fact, clear and sparkly (as in the second photo). Scroll down to see a number of chrysoprase pieces that would compliment these earrings. This apple-green color is fabulous for women who look best in warm hues.

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