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Onyx, Marcasite & Sterling Earrings by Wachenheimer Bros.

Onyx, Marcasite & Sterling Earrings by Wachenheimer Bros.

USD$250.00

Additional information

Maker

Wachenheimer Brothers

Size

1 3/4" x 1/2"

Condition

Excellent

Date

Late-1920s to early-1930s

Marks

"WACHENHEIMER STERLING"

These onyx, marcasite and sterling silver Art Deco pendant earrings are part of a line the maker called Wachenheimer Real Stone Jewelry. They feature a faceted, onyx (or glass?) stone set with a top border of marcasites and suspended from a marcasite-encrusted slim sterling bar. A square-cut, prong-set onyx stone sits at the earlobe. These all-original screw-back earrings can be modified for pierced ears. By the late 1920s, the company had moved away from their Diamonbar sterling silver flexible bracelets and bangles to this line, but the maker’s high-quality is still present in these lovely earrings. Scroll down to see a selection of onyx Art Deco pieces to wear with this versatile pair.

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