1920s Egyptian Revival Turquoise Glass and Black Enamel Vintage Pharaoh Hoop Earrings


    These wonderful earrings are an excellent example of the 1920s Egyptian Revival aesthetic and were most likely made in Czechoslovakia.

    Condition Report:

    Very Good - A little rubbing to the surface of the enamel and metal. This is consistent with age and use and does not detract from the appeal of the earrings. 

    For more information about these earrings, read below...


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    The Details...

    These earrings are constructed from brass. They feature a hoop design. At the centre of each hoop is a Pharaoh motif constructed from molded turquoise glass. The hoops are detailed with black enamel and the earrings also feature small, round, turquoise glass cabochons. The earrings secure to the ear with a screw-back. They measure 5cm x 2.25cm. 

    A Short History...

    In 1922, Howard Carter discovered the tomb of Tutankhamun and, thereby, ignited a Western fascination with Ancient Egypt which permeated the Arts. Jewellery designers created heavily stylised profiles of people and hieroglyphs taken from tomb walls, as can be seen in these earrings. Reviving Egyptian motifs was a real 1920s celebration of adventure and breaking down cultural barriers. These earrings were most likely created in Czechoslovakia. This can be assumed due to the high quality and unusual molding of the glass and due to the ornate brass findings. These features are typical of Czech jewellery design in the Art Deco era. 

    Wear it With...

    The turquoise in these earrings would look stylsh with denim. 

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    Art Deco

    The jewellery within the Gemma Redmond Vintage collection has survived to this day because it has been well cared for throughout its lifetime. It is important to continue to care for the jewellery that you buy from us to ensure its continued preservation. Here are some suggestions:

    - Be sure to store your jewellery within the boxes that we provide to ensure that it is protected. This is especially important when travelling with your pieces.

    - Try not to get perfume or hairspray on your items. These liquids can damage the materials that our jewellery is made from.

    - Try not to drop your jewellery or catch your jewellery against hard surfaces. If this happens over time, the findings and fixings can loosen and wear.

    - Try not to get your jewellery wet. Some costume jewellery manufacturers utilised water soluble glue in the making of their pieces. Getting your jewellery wet could cause rhinestones and other details to fall away over time.

    - If you wish to clean your jewellery, use a soft polishing cloth or a soft brush.