Art Deco Sterling French Paste Dangling Crystal Earrings
French paste is a Vintage jewelry term used to describe the practice of using faceted cut glass, cut in the shape of a real gemstone, instead of using real gems. This process, which was developed in the 1700s, created the look of a sparkling gemstone or diamond but cost much less than real stones.
A fantastic pair of French paste earrings from the Art Deco (ca1920) era! These dangling earrings are quite beautiful, each featuring two French paste crystals that rest in open-backed frames. The larger crystals dangle freely at the base, catching the light and delivering a gorgeous sparkle! At the top are sterling earring wires adorned with bezel set crystals just below. This versatile design is equally suitable for daily wear or special occasions, making them a perfect addition to any jewelry collection!
Measurements: Each earring hangs 1 1/4" in total length, including the earring wires. The large crystals at the base measure about 1/2" in diameter.
Condition: The earrings remain in excellent condition. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the silver setting or wires. All four of the French paste stones are intact and securely set. There is a natural patina on the surface of the silver, which is a normal characteristic of antique and vintage jewelry.