Vintage Turquoise with Pyrite Hammered Sterling Silver Geometric Modernist Earrings, very unique, artisan-made.
This pair of gorgeous statement earrings are from the Post-Modern era, ca 1980s. These stunning earrings are composed of a hand-hammered sterling silver donut shape holding a fan-shaped natural turquoise cabochon, framed by a sterling silver arch.
The turquoise stones are gorgeous with tiny metallic flecks of pyrite, a natural occurrence with a metallic appearance. Folklore states pyrite inclusions in turquoise make for a lucky money charm.
These earrings are all handmade. They measure approximately 1 7/8″ tall by 1 1/8″ at the widest point on the drops. The deepest point is at the center of the natural turquoise cabochon at almost 3/8″.
Studio-made by an anonymous artist, they are not marked and were carefully tested. Estimated to date from the 1980s and in excellent condition, they are truly spectacular statement earrings.