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
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.