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Seaman Schepps Rosewood Clip Earrings

Dating from the 1970s, these Seaman Schepps rosewood earrings with omega clip backs are designed as carved rosewood cushions bound in 18K gold straps. Subtle and stylish, these understated earrings juxtapose matte, richly colored rosewood and gleaming gold in a gently contoured form.

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Item #: ER-20762
Artist: Seaman Schepps
Country: United States of America
Circa: 1970s
Dimensions: 0.875" length x 0.875" width x 0.25" depth
Materials: Rosewood; 18K Gold
Signed: SEAMAN SCHEPPS c makers mark 750 17137

Rosewood is a luxury hardwood, known for its unique patterning and varying tonal qualities that range from warm brown to black. Jewelers have been exploring its possibilities since the early 20th century, when Parisian mavericks like René Boivin experimented with the wood. The 1970s saw a revival in rosewood jewelry, inspired by makers such as Van Cleef & Arpels.