We have similar Chrysoberyl and Art Deco items, which would pair nicely with this piece, for sale this week. Listing Description by: Angela A. Age Circa : Art Deco C.
Markings : Illegible marks on the hook backings of the earrings, tested, and guaranteed. Gram Weight : 4.3 grams. Metal Type : Yellow gold wash over.
Color: opaque gray hue with chatoyancy. 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 cabochon.
Depth: 0.59 including lever backs. Earring Backing Style : Hook and lever backs. Your jeweler can easily convert these to the preferred backing style you desire.For Pierced or Non-Pierced Ears : Pierced. Handmade in the Art Deco era in the Etruscan Revival style. These earrings are composed of gold wash over. Each earring features an opaque gray cat's eye chrysoberyl stone which displays the lovely light phenomenon known as chatoyancy, which moves across the face of the stone with the light source. Etruscan-style rope twist designs adorn the bezel setting of the stone. 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 specifically cut to fit the design of the piece. During the Art Deco period jewelers often made jewelry upon custom order, this would often take weeks to months to completely craft by hand. Etruscan Revival jewelry was first popularized during the early 1800s when an Etruscan tomb was discovered just outside of Rome.
Upon its discovery, jewelers worked to imitate and understand the metalworking techniques with which the jewelry was made. Not only was Etruscan jewelry a luxurious addition to the Victorian styles of the day. But it introduced new ideas and decorations. These Etruscan tombs contained jewelry adorned with long and flowing geometric lines and motifs, mythological imagery and scenery, and celestial elements. The techniques of repoussé, filigree, and granulation are all attributed to the Etruscans.
Cats Eye Chrysoberyl is popular gemstone that ranges in color from golden honey, lemon yellow, to mint green hues with a translucent appearance. The cats eye effect, or chatoyancy, is what gives this stone its unique characteristic; very fine inclusions cause a bright line to appear across the stone, and glide across it, when light hits it. Catys Eye Chrysoberyl also a milk and honey effect, which causes one side to appear milky when light is directed at the side. Found in Brazil, Sri Lanka, and East Africa, where they are believed to aid in protection, provide good luck, and bring positive thoughts and harmony.
Chatoyancy can be most easily be recognized as the luminous glow emitted by fiber-like bands running through stones like tigers eye. The word chatoyancy comes from the French word for phrase "il de chat, meaning "cat's eye. Chatoyancy is most easily recognized in cabochon cut stones which are specifically cut so that the fibers that illuminate from within the stone are perpendicular to the flat bottom of the stone. Cats Eye Chrysoberyl and Tigers Eye are the stones best known to exhibit this phenomenon.
The item "Antique Vintage Art Deco Sterling Silver Gold Wash Cats Eye Chrysoberyl Earrings" is in sale since Sunday, June 28, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Art Nouveau/Art Deco 1895-1935\Earrings". The seller is "abeautifultimeco" and is located in Fort Collins, Colorado.
This item can be shipped worldwide.