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Onyx, Emerald & Diamanté Dangling Earrings

Onyx, Emerald & Diamanté Dangling Earrings

USD$295.00

Additional information

Maker

Unsigned

Size

2 1/8" (including wire) x 5/8"

Condition

Excellent

Date

1950s?

Marks

None

Onyx-glass hoops attached to emerald-green-enamel and diamanté-embellished panels of silver-tone metal form these lovely and versatile earrings. Additional diamanté adorn the earlobe. The ear wires for pierced ears are original, but the lever backs are unmarked. These earrings are probably European in origin. Though Art Deco in style, something about this pair makes me think they may be from a later Revival era. Nevertheless, they are beautiful! Scroll down to see a selection of complementary Art Deco bracelets.

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