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, these turquoise and sterling silver earrings are not marked and were carefully tested. Estimated to date from the 1980s and in excellent condition, they are truly spectacular earrings.