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Vintage Art Deco Earrings 14k Gold Carved Coral Ear Pendants (6506)

Vintage Art Deco Earrings 14k Gold Carved Coral Ear Pendants (6506)

Regular price $999.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $999.00 USD
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Vintage Art Deco earrings. 14k yellow gold and carved coral. Made circa 1930's.

Measurements: Approximately 1 3/4 inches (4.5cm) long. Weigh 5.9 grams.

Description : Elegant long ear pendants. Surmounts on gold posts in the form of round carved coral flowers. Tiny gold loops suspend a navette shaped link of filigree gold in concentric rings (ovals). Gold calyxes suspend the coral drops that are profusely carved fully in the round with flowers and foliage. Beautiful detail and quality of carving. Coral is mainly salmon colored with some natural variations to lighter areas.

Marks: no marks. Gold was acid tested to ensure metal purity.

Condition: Good with negligible wear commensurate with age. The butterfly backs are mismatched and should probably be replaced. (under $10 for a pair). Please see enlarged pictures and don't hesitate to ask questions which we will do our best to answer.

THE STORY: long, elegant earrings that swing and sway are emblematic of the Art Deco Flapper era. You can see the orignal owner at one of Jay Gatsby's parties, dancing the night away. Or possibly Josephine Baker with the earrings flying behind her fashionably short hair cut. This period is still considered to have produced the finest quality of jewelry ever. It was the culmination of artistic and technological ability.
The fine carving and elegance of these earrings is a great example of this workmanship and it is a testimony that they are as fabulously wearable today as they were about 100 years ago.
We should also remember that coral is now a highly endangered species and natural coral like this is increasingly rare.
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