Antique Vintage Deco Retro 18k Gold Oval Cabochon Lapis Lazuli Cluster Earrings 10.7 Grams, 0.93" L, 0.74" W, 22.14 Ct, Opaque Blue Hue

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Seller: Top-Rated Plus Seller abeautifultimeco (15,897) 100%, Location: Fort Collins, Colorado, Ships to: US & many other countries, Item: 312653645188 We have similar Lapis Lazuli items, which would pair nicely with this pair of earrings, up for auction this week. To view in a separate listing, please visit our store and search "Lapis" under our auction items. Due to an increase in unpaid items and cancellations, we are now enforcing eBay’s “Unpaid Item” policy. Their policy states, “If you've placed a winning bid or clicked the Buy It Now button in a listing, you've committed to purchasing that item. If you don't pay for it, even if you've changed your mind, you violate the unpaid item policy.” If you choose to not pay for or cancel, an item, we will open an unpaid item case against you and work with eBay to have your buying privileges revoked. We are a small business and it is unfair for us to suffer losses each week due to customers changing their minds or not reading the full description of an item. Before bidding, please make sure you have read through the listing, considered any shipping or import/duty charges, and are willing to pay your high bid. Thank you for your understanding! Listing Description by: Dylan L. The Piece Auction Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000 Age Circa: Retro C. 1940 - 1950 Markings: Unmarked, Tested, and Guaranteed Country of Origin: Unknown Brand: Unknown Gram Weight: 10.7 Grams Metal Type: 18k Yellow Gold Metal Melt Value: $340.00 (Value All-Inclusive Weight) Material: -- Main Stone: Lapis Lazuli Main Stone Measurements/Color: 22.14 Carats, Measures 19.4 mm long by 14.8 mm wide, Opaque deep blue hue with white and gold striations Accent Stone: -- Accent Stone Measurements/Color: -- Stone Treatment: The stone(s) appear to be untreated, but we are not certified gemologists. Stone(s) have been tested and guaranteed using a professional Presidium Duo refractive, heat, and hardness tester. Stone Cuts: Carved and Polished Oval Cabochon Cut Earring Style: Cluster Earrings Earring Backing Style: Clip-On Backings. Your local jeweler can easily convert these to the preferred backing style you desire. For Pierced or Non-Pierced Ears: Both Item Measurements: The earrings measure 0.93" in length and 0.74" wide and 0.23" in depth. Notable Features: These earrings were handmade during the Retro period of the Art Deco era. These gorgeous earrings are composed have carved and polished lapis lazuli stones along with 18k yellow gold. These earrings are a classic example of the Hollywood Regency style, which rose to popularity during the Retro period. Eager to show off their wealth and style, Hollywood celebrities and socialites would adorn themselves with glamorous jewelry featuring large and precious stones. This pendant was made in the style of Van Cleef & Arpels, Cartier, & Tiffany designs that were influencing the Hollywood Regency style, making the viewer think of the likes of Ava Gardner, and Katherine Hepburn. The focal point of these gorgeous earrings are the gorgeous lapis lazuli stones. These stones measure in at a cumulative 22.14 carats and are a gorgeous opaque deep blue hue. The lapis lazuli stones have a gorgeous oval cabochon cut which brings out the lovely gold and white striated hues of the stones, allowing their fascinating matrix to be exemplified. The stones are held in place using 18k yellow gold bezel settings, which are also the earrings themselves. The lustrous yellow glow of the gold is gorgeous against the deep blue hues of the stone, and every portion of these earrings serves to bring out the best in the others. The stones are fairly large, and stretch outwards from the earrings themselves, catching the eye. The earrings themselves are composed of 18k yellow gold. The 18k yellow gold halos outwards from the lapis lazuli itself, and creates an oval band wrapping around the lapis lazuli. The band of gold surrounding the stones domed outwards in the center, creating a lovely dimple between the stones and their settings. These earrings are sure to stun and are a lovely example of jewelry made during the Retro period of the Art Deco era. These earrings have clip-on backings, which ensures that the earrings will stay fastened when they are being worn. These earrings are perfect for people with both unpierced and pierced ears. These earrings feature large lapis lazuli stones and would pair nicely with the other lapis lazuli items that we have up for sale, which can be found by searching for "Lapis" under our auction items. These earrings are glamorous and opulent, and are not soon to be forgotten. Don't miss your chance to own this lovely piece of history. Damage: Age appropriate wear. *This listing is for the item only. All display boxes and/or photography props do not come with your purchase.* The History The Art Deco era is famous for being the "Gatsby" or "Roaring Twenties" era. A lot of gorgeous and timeless designs in jewelry came out of this period. Jewelry from this period was most often crafted between 1920 and 1940. Art Deco jewelry sometimes featured white gold or platinum, geometric designs, European cut diamonds, filigree, and calibre cut stones that are specifically cut to fit the design of the piece. During the Art Deco period jewelers often made jewelry upon custom order, this would often take weeks to months to completely craft by hand. Retro jewelry refers to pieces created in the 1940s and 1950s. This was a period during which jewelry designers were largely influenced by the changes stemming from World War II. These designs reflect an infusion of futuristic vision with elements inspired by preceding periods, encompassing a variety of gemstones, shapes, and materials. Materials used commonly in Retro jewelry are gold, gold alloys, and silver as the wartime put a restriction on the use of platinum. Designs can be masculine, geometric and modern, or softer, more feminine and floral. The Hollywood Regency style came into fashion during the 1930s, ushered along by the Golden Age of Hollywood. This style was heralded by bright, contrasting colors and a modernization of the opulence of Baroque styles, featuring a deliberately frivolous extravagance that screamed glitz and glamour. “Big girls need big diamonds” was taken to heart, and the gorgeous Hollywood stars decked themselves appropriately, with blindingly glittering jewels to showcase their lives of luxury. Historians believe the link between humans and lapis lazuli stretches back more than 6,500 years. The gem was treasured by the ancient civilizations of Mesopotamia, Egypt, China, Greece, and Rome. They valued it for its vivid, exquisite color, and prized it as much as they prized other blue gems like sapphire and turquoise. At the end of the middle ages, lapis was ground up and used as the ultramarine pigment found in painting. Domestic US: All items ship within one business day of receiving payment. Buyers will have 3 base shipping options to choose from, depending on the needed speed of delivery. Pricing on single and multi-purchase transactions can be seen below:Auction Items: Base shipping + $1.00 per additional gold item & BIN items combine for freeBIN Items: FREEBase Shipping: USPS First Class: $8.00 fully insured, estimated 3-5 business days USPS Priority Mail: $12.00 fully insured, estimated 2-3 business days USPS Priority Express: $25.00 fully insured, overnight deliveryInternational: All packages are sent via USPS and pricing is based on buyer location. Each customer will receive a revised invoice at the close of the auction with an updated shipping rate. We will combine shipping on multiple purchases for free. We do not undervalue packages for customs, please do not ask us to do so. What you pay is what we will claim on your customs form. Please take this into consideration before placing your bid. PayPal only. After 4 days of non-payment, an automated unpaid item case will be opened by our eBay system. If you need extra time for payment, please contact us prior to bidding. If you find yourself not wanting to risk losing this piece during an auction, we will entertain Buy It Now offers. However, we will not accept any offers in the 24 hours prior to an auction ending. Please message us with your best offer, and if accepted, we will add a Buy It Now option to this piece for you. Condition: The pictures provided are a part of the description and detail any damage not noted. Antique, used, vintage jewelry WILL have broken, chipped, missing stones, wear, and other damage or imperfections commensurate with age. Carat weights and gold values stated are approximate, this includes stones etc in the weight. Age stated in the title as well as gemstone classifications are opinionated based on sellers experience. We have a 30 day no questions asked send back policy should you be unsatisfied with your purchase., Modified Item: No, Country/Region of Manufacture: Unknown, Style: Cluster, Metal Purity: 18k, Main Stone: Lapis Lazuli, Metal: Yellow Gold

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