Crystal Beauties - Vintage Gold Plated Austrian Swarovski Aurora Borealis Crystal Clip-On Earrings (VE360)

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Crystal Beauties - Vintage Gold Plated Austrian Swarovski Aurora Borealis Crystal Clip-On Earrings. These gorgeous earrings are crafted from gold plate over metal. Featuring round cut crystals, vintage styling, and quality craftsmanship. These earrings are  adorned with aurora borealis crystals, clear crystals , and golden colored crystal, which play off of each other, adding a beautiful sparkle to the piece. These earrings are a clip-on design for pierced and non pierced ears. These vintage earrings are unsigned , yet shows fine quality craftsmanship, and could easily be an unsigned Sherman. Truly splendid earrings to be enjoyed for years to come. 

History: Originally, rhinestones were rock crystals gathered from the river Rhine, hence the name, although some were also found in areas like the Alps (the source of the Rhine). Today the name "rhinestone" applies only to varieties of lead glass known as crystal glass.

In 1883, Daniel formed a jewelry company and by 1886, they had over 70 employees, and supplied jewelry for Queen Victoria. In 1891, Daniel registered a patent for the crystal cutting machine that he created and in 1895, moved from Bohemia to Wattens, Austria to begin crystal production.

In 1956, Daniel Swarovski collaborated with Christian Dior to create the popular Aurora Borealis (AB) effect that is still used to this day on crystal colors. During this era, Hollywood designers started using Swarovski Crystals en masse.

The first known gold plating occurred in northern Peru, where Pre-Columbian smiths gilded and silvered copper pieces by electrochemical replacement techniques. During excavations in the late 1980s, archaeologists discovered gold and silver ornamental and ceremonial artifacts dating all the way back to AD 50-300.


Measurements: Earrings 32.00 mm x 23.00 mm 

Stone Size: Swarovski Crystal 8.00 mm -2.00 mm 

Weight: Earrings 17.30 grams 

Condition: Excellent 

Origin: Canada 

Date: Circa 1960

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