Chatoyant Moonstone and Diamond Drop Earrings
The Arts and Crafts jewelry period spans four decades beginning in 1880 and running through 1920, beginning in direct opposition to the time period's exploding decadence and the industrialization sweeping across the United States and Great Britain as the turn of the century approached.
In the late 1800s, designers, thinkers, writers, and artists joined forces in an effort to return to the days of craftsmanship. Handmade designs inspired by nature, and simple, straightforward construction techniques are thus hallmarks of Arts and Crafts jewelry. This protest resulted in Arts and Crafts jewelry pieces that are truly one-of-a-kind works of art. In fact, no two Arts and Crafts earrings, necklaces, pins, rings, pendants, or brooches are ever the same, which is one of the characteristics that makes them so attractive.
This out-of-this-world pair features chatoyant moonstones - an optical phenomenon distinguished by a unique reflection of light that closely resembles the slit-eye of a cat - and diamonds. These earrings will pair beautifully with any looks whatsoever, with their gray-like neutral hue and sparkle from the floating diamonds. Moonstone is largely believed to represent divine feminine energy and is often associated with the great power of the lunar cycle. Don't miss out on this rare find.
Materials and Features: moonstone, diamonds, 9k gold, sterling silver tops
Age/Origin: Early 20th Century, Arts & Crafts Movement
Measurements: 2.9 grams, 1.75"
Condition: Excellent condition. Minor age wear associated.
Please view and inspect any photos closely. We endeavor to fully disclose all condition information clearly and concisely, however, please note that what qualifies as excellent condition for historical jewelry differs from modern and contemporary pieces; please take the age of the piece into account when examining the piece. Minor age wear is typical and to be expected for antique and vintage jewelry. Unless otherwise stated, gemstones have not been officially graded for color, clarity, or treatment by GIA; any information provided is our own educated, professional assessment.