Stone treatment: The stones appear untreated, but we are not certified gemologists. The stones have been tested and guaranteed using a professional refractometer, heat, and hardness Presidium Duo tester. Stone cuts: Faceted oval glass, naturally rounded and polished pearls. Earring hook style: Articulated hook backs.
Your jeweler can easily convert them to your preferred earring back style. For pierced or non-pierced ears: Pierced. These earrings were handcrafted in the Art Nouveau style of the era.925 with a yellow gold wash. The earrings feature a central purple glass stone, surrounded by four bright freshwater pearls.Black enamel accents unfold around the glass. There is some enamel wear. The price has been reduced to reflect this. This listing is for the item only.
All display boxes and/or photography accessories are not included with your purchase. This was true because of the stunning designs that emerged during this period. This era drew inspiration from the beauty of women and the natural world, and the resulting pieces are often large and elegant. Enamel was a commonly used material in Art Nouveau jewelry, as this period emphasized the importance of design over the materials used to create it.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. Freshwater pearls are a special type of pearls created by freshwater mussels and have been used in jewelry making since medieval times. The largest source of natural freshwater pearls at that time was the holarctic freshwater pearl mussel, native to Scotland. This species is now endangered, and most freshwater pearls must be cultured. Unlike saltwater cultured pearls, freshwater pearls are not nucleated and are therefore generally less round. Instead of using a bead, a small square of mantle tissue is cut from the inner wall of a donor mussel and inserted into the harvested mussel's wall to induce pearl formation. The unique harvesting technique produces freshwater pearls composed entirely of nacre. These pearls are valued for their whimsical shapes and wide range of colors. The unique character of freshwater pearls is found in their distinctive texture and warm luster.
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The unique harvesting technique produces freshwater pearls.