Art Deco Sterling Silver Glass Paste German Dangle Pendant Drop Earrings
Excellent condition. Fresh looking, soft wear is noticeable only on close inspection.
* Silver setting has a bright patina with minor surface wear.
* No dents or imperfections to the shape or signs of repair.
* Glass is gleaming with no chips or surface wear, faceting is crisp.
* Marcasites are all in place.
* Hook backings are secure and original.
Length 2 1/2"
Mark See photo
Weight 18 grams
Material Sterling silver, natural marcasites and glass
Made by hand or in small groups of similar styles, vintage jewelry is individualistic with its own special history.
* Elaborate Art Deco design is uncommon and particularly detailed.
* German made, they are finely crafted for the maximum amount of light and shimmer.
* Pendants dangle freely for lots of sway and movement when worn.
* Excellent condition showcases the design detail and quality of construction.
On Movement In Jewelry. Movement in jewelry is an indicator of a higher end piece, as it demonstrates that the designer considered how the jewelry would look and feel when it was actually worn. For example, high-end pieces often adjust to different necklines or wrists for comfort and a seamless look. Other times, movement is strategically incorporated for gemstones to catch the light or to enhance the sparkle of a certain gemstone cut.
On Art Deco. Art Deco is one of the first truly international styles, that influenced the design of buildings, furniture, fashion and of course, jewelry. The movement was given a name from the international exposition of Arts Decoratifs et Industriels Modernes, that was held in Paris in 1925 and largely dedicated to the jewelry arts. Born out of ideas of modernism and the Industrial Age, this manifested into designs that used Cubism's bold abstraction and rectilinear shapes and combined them with intricate patterning, bold color and symmetry. High-end jewelry design houses like Cartier and Boucheron set the trends in gold and gemstones, which were then emulated by costume jewelry companies in glass or perhaps plastics, and brought to the masses.