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1930s Faux Pearl and Ornate Globe Earrings

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1930s Faux Pearl and Ornate Globe Earrings

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Striking faux pearl and ornately carved silver tone metal earrings from the c1930s which have been reworked to hang on plain gold plated hooks to make them suitable for pierced ears. Small faux pearl attached to a couple of links of a chain from which suspends the ornate ball, with two more links then the larger faux pearl. These earrings are a lovely example of the Deco period yet hold great contemporary appeal.


58mm long, full drop. c4mm Diameter small faux pearl, 13mm diameter metal globe and 14mm diameter large faux pearl.
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Finer Details

Pearls have historically symbolised purity, rarity value and beauty. Pearls occurring in the wild (sea) are very rare. They are most often cultured, grown or farmed from Pearl oysters, and faux pearls have long been used to imitate the real thing. Indeed, many antique and older vintage faux pearls have a charm and value of their own. Since ancient times, the pearl has been a symbol of unblemished perfection. It is the oldest known gem (pearls are classed as an organic gemstone), and for centuries it was considered the most valuable. A fragment of the oldest known pearl jewellery, found in the sarcophagus of a Persian princess who died in 520 BC, is displayed in the Louvre in Paris. To the ancients, pearls were a symbol of the moon and had magical powers. In classical Rome, only persons above a certain rank were allowed to wear pearl jewellery. The Latin word for pearl literally means 'unique', attesting to the fact that no two pearls are identical. Pearl is the birthstone for June.

Additional Information

Jewellery Type Earrings
Period Art Deco
SKU V144

Vintage Earrings Disclaimer

UK Statutory Instrument 2000 No 1668 requires that consumers be advised that all vintage and antique earring products are unsuitable for use in newly pierced and unhealed ears, or other pierced parts of the human body.


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