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Marcasite & Sterling German Art Deco Earrings

Marcasite & Sterling German Art Deco Earrings

USD$165.00

Additional information

Maker

Unsigned

Size

1 1/2" x 3/8"

Condition

Excellent

Date

Early-1930s

Marks

"935" on earring backs

These delicate sterling and marcasite German Art Deco earrings were one of the first pieces I collected when I was fell in love with Art Deco jewelry from Germany. The detail on these earrings shows you why I felt that way. The original screw-backs were replaced with sterling silver posts for pierced ears a long time ago by my expert jeweler. Notice that these earrings are marked 935, which is a slightly higher silver content than sterling (925). You could wear these earrings with any of my Art Deco sterling silver and marcasite pieces, with or without colored stones. Scroll down to see a selection.

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SKU: 1943 Category:
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