Elegant Antique Aquamarine Paste Dangle Drop Earrings
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Directory: Estate Jewelry: Costume: Rhinestone: Pre 1930: Item # 720684
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These antique dangle earrings are as stylish now as they were about a hundred years ago in Edwardian and Art Deco times. The very vertical look of their extra-long drops is exactly what we see gracing fashion runways and red carpet occasions today. They move beautifully, too, since the teardrops are articulated to sway with your every step or sigh. Loaded with color, these treasures are pavé-set with aquamarine pastes of four different sizes and such fabulous quality that every stone remains brilliant. I expect they're of Czech origin (more properly Bohemian, if made before World War I ended).
The metal isn't marked, but responds to polish like silver, so must have fairly high silver content. With apologies to the purists among us, I removed some tarnish from the backs after these photos were taken.
Overall length is about 2.75 inches, provenance is a New York estate and, as you see, condition is lovely. Your jeweler could easily remove the screw backs and install posts, if you like, since the rings holding the drops are attached to the posy-shaped tops, not just the fasteners.
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