Pools of Light Rock Crystal Amazing Art Deco Earrings
An amazing pair of Art Deco earrings featuring Pools of Light rock crystal dangling orbs, circa 1920. Fine undrilled orbs are band wrapped in sterling silver and suspended by a fine chain from a sterling flower top with a hallmarked screw back. Reversing images and reflecting nearby colors make these wonderful earrings so collectible and charming. Understated elegance!
For thousands of years this optically clear quartz has been used as gemstones because of its enchanting ability to absorb and affect light. Possessing the property of double refraction (where images viewed through them appear upside-down and reversed) these works of art are from turn of the century and are increasingly more difficult to find, especially in wearable condition. Pools of light jewelry were believed to have a magical and mystical effect on the wearer. The ancient Chinese held the belief that the chi of good luck resided within each bead, and if drilled would escape. As a result the orbs that make up "pools of light" are solid and joined using wraps usually made of silver.
- Materials: Sterling Silver
- Gemstone: Rock crystal quartz pools of light orbs - 12mm each
- Measurements: 1 7/8 inches long
- Weight: 4.3 grams each
- Condition: Very, very good with no chips or nicks to the orbs and the sterling having a nice patina. A rare find for the very discerning collector!