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Listing description by: Angela A. Markings: "MMA" and "CMA" inside the earrings, tested and guaranteed. Main stone measurements/color: Length: 4.85 millimeters.
Color: semi-translucent dark red hue. Accent stone measurements/color: Stone treatment: The stones do not appear to be treated, but we are not certified gemologists. The stones have been tested and guaranteed using a professional Presidium Duo refractometer, heat and hardness tester. Item measurements: Handcrafted in the style of the Art Nouveau era in the neo-Etruscan style by the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Made of 14k yellow gold plated over base metal.Each earring features a garnet stone on a hoop design. Granulated beads accent the sides of the earrings. Damage: Wear suitable for age. This listing is for the item only. All display stands and/or photography props are not included with your purchase. The stunning designs that emerged from this period proved that the name was well-deserved. This era drew inspiration from the beauty of women and the natural world, and the resulting pieces were often large and elegant. Because the period emphasized the importance of design over the materials used to create it, enamel was a commonly used material in Art Nouveau jewelry.
The Art Nouveau period occurred before the start of World War I, when mass production took over the production of many products, including some jewelry. Neo-Etruscan jewelry first gained popularity in the early 1800s when an Etruscan tomb was discovered just outside of Rome.Upon its discovery, jewelers worked to imitate and understand the metalworking techniques with which the jewelry was made. Etruscan jewelry was not just a luxurious addition to the Victorian styles of the time. But it introduced new ideas and decorations.
These Etruscan tombs contained jewelry adorned with long, flowing geometric lines and patterns, mythological images and landscapes, and celestial elements. Repoussé, filigree, and granulation techniques are all attributed to the Etruscans. Garnets are a type of silicate mineral with a long history of use, dating back to the Bronze Age where they were used in jewelry and as an abrasive. Historically, this stone was also known as "anthrax" and its modern name, garnet, is derived from the Latin granatus meaning "seed," which is considered a reference to pomegranates.Present in nearly every imaginable color, these stones are most commonly red in hue, with blue being the rarest variety and dark red being the most prized. Throughout history, these beautiful stones have been worn by the wealthy elite, from the pharaohs of Egypt to the European nobility of the Middle Ages. Today, garnet continues to be a popular stone for jewelry, with the deepest red varieties being particularly valuable and sought after. Domestic United States: All items are shipped within one business day after receipt of payment. We do not undervalue packages for customs, please do not ask us to do so.
What you pay is what we will declare on your customs form. Please consider this before placing your bid.Vintage Art Nouveau style c.