Antique Art Deco Black Onyx Dangle Earrings Marcasite Drops Vintage Estate Jewelry
This is a beautiful pair of 1920’s vintage Art Deco sterling silver black onyx screw back earrings. These earrings have nice detail work and are accented by small marcasites in the top portion. The black onyx pieces are square shaped and prong set into sterling silver. The earrings are marked “sterling” on the side of the screw back portion (please see pictures). These earrings could easily be replaced with sterling silver ear wires if desired (available for and additional $10). It’s very hard to find genuine Art Deco Earrings. Onyx is a variety of stone that comes from Chalcedony. Chalcedony (similar to marble and granite) usually features contrasting layers of color.
Type: Vintage Earrings
Markings: “Sterling” on screw back
Condition: Excellent Vintage condition
Materials: Onyx, Sterling Silver, Marcasite
Measurements: 2 ¼” long from top of earring; Onyx portion is approximately 5.8″ wide at its widest – the bottom piece.
Age: circa 1920s
Additional info: Be aware that any earrings that are marked “925” are NOT from the 1920s! Some sellers will say “Art Deco” when in fact the pieces are reproductions that were made in the 1980s.