Edwardian Silver and Rock Crystal Orb Earrings$195.00
Art Deco sterling silver un-drilled rock crystal pool of light orb earrings. This elegant set features two pool of light orbs hanging from silver caps with curved hooks for pierced ears. This highly collectible type of jewelry dates to the early 1900's. The defining characteristic of these pieces is that they are round orbs of clear rock crystal. A genuine orb must be rock crystal – not glass or any other material. Rock crystal is the clear transparent variety of quartz (silicon dioxide) and has a MOHS hardness rating of 7. Making them harder than opal but softer than emerald (7. 5) and topaz (8).
Condition: The earrings are in great condition for their age but do have some flaws in the metal work on the hook portion.
1 1/4" total length
1/2" orb diameter
This item is sold from an excellent, highly rated vintage boutique in Los Angeles, CA.