Swirling, sweeping, romantic bows in heavy sterling adorned with genuine marcasite and faux Persian turquoise beads embellish these wonderful '40s vintage clip earrings from Germany. Reminiscent of the belle époque style, the graceful sterling / vermeil bows envelope the ear with loops and ribbons of turquoise colored beads set off with just the right spark of marcasite. Beautifully designed and quality made.
The clip earrings measure about 1 inch x 7/8 inch with a 3/16 inch profile. Weight of the pair is approximately 10 grams.
Condition is excellent vintage. All components original and intact. No dent or improper bends to sterling. The earrings retain a light vermeil finish. No polishing or abrasive cleaning has been done to help preserve the patina. All beads intact. All marcasite stones intact and brilliant. Goldtone metal clips strong and secure. No damage / no repairs.
Each of the earrings is signed on the crux portion: "STERLING" and "GERMANY" . There also appears to be another mark on the outside of the clip itself. It is too small for me to discern.
There are those few times when rhinestones just won't do. Turn to sterling and marcasite for the answer. Add a little subtle color and you're good to go.
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