A beautiful and unusual pair of carved tourmaline earrings from the late Art Deco (ca1930s) era! These earrings are crafted in 14kt yellow gold and gilded silver and display an artistic design that reflects their Chinese origin. Hanging from the bottom is a wonderful golden tourmaline stone hand carved into the shape of what appears to be a type of fruit or nut. The stone features wonderful details including etched leaves and a lovely crisscross design on the back that shows through to the front. A scalloped gilded silver cap rests atop the stone, adorned with three bezel set rubies, which pair beautifully with the translucent golden hue of the tourmaline. The stone dangles from a short chain riveted with two lovely natural pearls that attach to a filigree wirework sphere. Resting at the top of the sphere is a simple wire, allowing the earrings to dangle with lovely movement, framing the face beautifully. They would make a special pair of everyday earrings and would compliment any vintage collection!
Measurements: Each earring hangs approximately 1 3/4" long (including the wire at the top), and measures about 1/2" wide and 1/4" thick.
Condition: The overall condition of the earrings is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the gold setting or to the carved tourmaline stones. The tourmalines, rubies, and pearls are all intact and securely set. The earring wires are secure and in good working condition.