1920s Art Deco Onyx and Turquoise Glass Vintage Fringe Drop Earrings

Featuring an elegant Art Deco design, these fringe earrings date from the 1920s. Their construction and condition is exemplary. They are unsigned.

Condition Report:

Excellent 

 

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£225.00

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The Details...

These wonderful earrings are constructed from silver tone metal and detailed with onyx and turquoise glass. The earrings fasten to the ear with a screw-back mechanism. The screw-backs are gold plated and are possibly a later addition to the earrings. They measure 7cm x 1.5cm. 

A Short History...

During the 1920s and early 1930s, jewellery was influenced by the dawn of a new era. There was a push for all things modern after the shock of the First World War - people wanted to be cleansed of the old and celebrate the new. In the world of design a pure, hard-edged style was craved. This was evident in Bauhaus architecture, cubist art and the dropped-waist, linear-cut silhouette of the Flapper Girl. Jewellery designers looked to celebrate a burgeoning, bright industrial future in their work, creating pieces that looked almost mechanical with their sharp shapes and chrome coloured highlights. These earrings are certainly a-typical of Art Deco jewellery design during the period - their bold geometry, detailed with deep black onyx for a new feminine look and movement. 

Wear it With...

These earrings are perfect for evening wear or a special occasion. 

  • Colour Black, Silver, Turquoise
  • Era 1920s
  • Occasion Cocktail and Evening, Holiday and Globetrotting, Wedding Guest
  • Trend Gatsby Glamour