These earrings feature rose-gold and sterling silver Helm weave chainmaille adorned with 8 mm smoked topaz aurora borealis beads, circa 1950.
rose-gold and sterling silver jump rings
8 mm smoked topaz aurora borealis beads
sterling silver ear wires
The smoked topaz beads feature a finish known as "aurora borealis," meant to simulate the iridescent effect of the Northern Lights. Created by the Swarovski Company in the mid-1950's, this coating was extremely popular in costume jewelry through the 1960's.
These earrings pair two very unusual vintage glass stones. The top stone is made of helio glass and changes colors depending on the light and angle. Below it dangles a bi-colored, 13 x 8 mm teardrop stone in shades of blue sapphire and ruby, imported from West Germany in the 1950's.
1 1/4" long
Very limited edition due to scarcity of the vintage stones
These one-of-a-kind earrings feature faceted blue kyanite beads and antique gold-filled tassels. The tassels were collected separately and are not identical . . . one is slightly more yellow gold color than the other.
2 1/2" long
faceted blue kyanite beads [1/2" squares with round edges]
14K gold-filled [+$5] or gold-plated surgical steel ear wires