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Gemstone & Sterling Crescent Earrings by DeRosa

Gemstone & Sterling Crescent Earrings by DeRosa

$ 275

Additional information

Maker

Ralph DeRosa

Size

1" x 5/8"

Condition

Excellent (minor wear on back)

Date

1940s

Marks

"R.DEROSA" on rim and "STERLING PAT PEND" on clips

These crescent earrings with gemstone-colored glass stones set in sterling silver were made in the 1940s by DeRosa. The gems are graduated in size and enhanced with an inner ring of diamanté. The variety of colors makes these ear clips very versatile. Moreover, the faux diamond, emerald, amethyst, ruby, emerald, sapphire and topaz form the word dearest, making these earrings acrostic (i.e., the initials of the stones form a word or name). This type of sentimental jewelry was very popular in the 19th century Victorian era, a style that inspired some 1940s jewelry designers. DeRosa pieces are always exceptionally well-made and hard-to-find.

In stock

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