Red Coral and Black Onyx Diamond Pendant Drop Earrings
These French pendant drop earrings of carved red coral and black onyx, interspersed geometrically amongst old European-cut diamonds, are an exceptional example of jewelry in the Art Deco period. The onyx and coral bead tops, accented by two diamonds, flexibly suspend a tear-drop form diamond and calibré-cut onyx hoop framing a freely-dangling, conforming coral hoop. Long, glamorous, and light on the ear, they express the aesthetic of age with their bold primary colors, pavè-set period diamonds, and bold geometric design.
- Product Details
- Curator's Notes
Size: 0.875” length, 0.625” width
Materials: 46 Old European-cut diamonds (approximate total weight 1.00 carat); 2 Carved beads of black onyx; 2 Carved beads and 2 carved hoops of red coral; Black Enamel; Platinum
Signed: French control mark
Literature: Similar earrings discussed in Earrings from Antiquity to the Present, by Daniela Mascetti and Amanda Triossi, Thames & Hudson, 1990, pp. 132-135