Vintage Pearl Earrings

Antique Vintage Deco Mid Century 14k Gold Peridot Freshwater Pearl Earrings 8.6g

Antique Vintage Deco Mid Century 14k Gold Peridot Freshwater Pearl Earrings 8.6g
Antique Vintage Deco Mid Century 14k Gold Peridot Freshwater Pearl Earrings 8.6g
Antique Vintage Deco Mid Century 14k Gold Peridot Freshwater Pearl Earrings 8.6g

Antique Vintage Deco Mid Century 14k Gold Peridot Freshwater Pearl Earrings 8.6g    Antique Vintage Deco Mid Century 14k Gold Peridot Freshwater Pearl Earrings 8.6g
We have similar Mid Century, Pearl, and Peridot items, which would pair nicely with this piece, for sale this week. Listing Description by: Angela A. Markings : "14k A" on one earring backing. Gram Weight : 8.6 grams. Metal Type : 14k yellow gold. Color: semi-translucent light green hue. Length: 7.95 mm to 11.94 mm.

Width: 7 mm to 11.07 mm. Stone Treatment: The stone(s) appear to be untreated, but we are not certified gemologists. Stone(s) have been tested and guaranteed using a professional Presidium Duo refractive, heat, and hardness tester. Stone Cuts : Carved and polished teardrop cabochon peridot, naturally off-round and polished freshwater pearls. Width: 0.49" and 0.61".

Earring Backing Style : Shepherd's crook backings. Your jeweler can easily convert these to the preferred backing style you desire. For Pierced or Non-Pierced Ears : Pierced. Handmade in the Mid Century era and composed of 14k yellow gold. Each earring features a large teardrop-shaped peridot stone with a lovely semi-translucent light green hue.

Dangling above and over the top of the peridot stone are three freshwater pearls, their lustrous cream hues contrasting beautifully with the peridot stones. All the stones dangle on a Prince of Wales chain from the backings. Completed with shepherd's crook backings for secure wear with pierced ears.

Each of the peridot stones has a small scratch, which is hardly noticeable when worn and does not affect wear. The price has been reduced to reflect this. This listing is for the item only. The Art Deco era is famous for being the "Gatsby" or "Roaring Twenties" era. A lot of gorgeous and timeless designs in jewelry came out of this period.

Jewelry from this period was most often crafted between 1920 and 1940. Art Deco jewelry sometimes featured white gold or platinum, geometric designs, European cut diamonds, filigree, and calibre cut stones that are specially cut to fit the design of the piece.

During the Art Deco period jewelers often made jewelry upon custom order, this would usually take weeks to months to completely craft by hand. The Mid-Century era, 1935 to 1965, encompassed many new styles of art and architecture and this carried over to jewelry making. This exciting time for jewelry saw movements such as Hollywood Regency, Modernism, Brutalism, and the Atomic Age. Native American artisans were also making their mark in the jewelry industry. Artisans used many kinds of metals, gemstones, glass, and experimented with ceramic and wood as well.

This era was filled with new and innovative designs, while also rejuvenating and reinventing older styles. The unique jewelry which emerged from this era is still very popular today.

Peridot, unlike many other stones, occurs only in one color. Its olive-green hue varies depending on the percentage of iron contained within. Peridot hues have been seen varying from yellow, olive, and brownish-green. Very rarely does peridot occur in a pure medium-dark green with no secondary yellow hue or brown mask.

Freshwater pearls are a special type of pearl that are created by freshwater mussels and have been used in jewelry as far back as Medieval times. The largest source for natural freshwater pearls at that time was the Holarctic Freshwater Pearl Mussel, which was native to Scotland.

This species is now endangered, and most freshwater pearls must be cultured. Unlike cultured saltwater pearls, freshwater pearls are not bead-nucleated and are therefore typically less round. Instead of using a bead, a small square of mantle tissue is cut from a donor mussel's inner lining and inserted into the lining of the harvesting mussel to instigate pearl formation. The unique harvesting technique makes freshwater pearls purely composed of nacre. These pearls are valued for their whimsical shapes and wide range of colors.

The unique character of freshwater pearls is found in their distinctive texture and the warmth of their luster. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Earrings". The seller is "abeautifultimeco" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Accent Stone #1: Freshwater Pearl
  • Modified Item: No
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: Unknown
  • Style: Drop/Dangle
  • Metal Purity: 14k
  • Main Stone: Peridot
  • Metal: Yellow Gold
  • Jewelry Department: Fine
  • Type: Earrings
  • Brand: Unbranded

Antique Vintage Deco Mid Century 14k Gold Peridot Freshwater Pearl Earrings 8.6g    Antique Vintage Deco Mid Century 14k Gold Peridot Freshwater Pearl Earrings 8.6g