These art deco jadeite glass earrings feature vintage glass jadeite elements with a carved floral design. We created special open settings with enameled 'sunray' motif to showcase these striking artifacts of the past. Made 75 years ago, these pieces are from our Vintage Vault and quantity is limited: once they sell out, we can no longer produce this style. Hand burnished bronze finish. Post style. See model photo for size and scale. Necklace is also offered in this listing. Has interlocking deco bar chain. Length: 18" Both made in our Los Angeles studio
I am motivated to design jewelry based on our deep archive of antique elements, acquired when I first began Sweet Romance Jewelry Mfg. As a tribute to fashion and cultural history, placing these elements into jewelry carries on their legacy of beauty and value that would otherwise be lost to time.
historical tidbit...Fascination with the Orient in the 1920s and 30s spawned a fashion and decorating craze known as Chinoiserie. Our dynasty-inspired Vintage Jadeite Necklace is typical of the period. Small European and Japanese glass workshops that made elements for jewelry were closed during or just after WWII.