Eclipse - Vintage Gold Plated Austrian Swarovski Aurora Borealis Crystal Crescent Moon Screw-Back Earrings (VE362)

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Eclipse - Vintage Gold Plated Austrian Swarovski Aurora Borealis Crystal Crescent Moon Screw-Back Earrings. These lovely earrings are crafted from gold plate over metal. Featuring marquise Swarovski crystal, vintage styling, and quality craftsmanship. These pretty earrings exhibit galleries made in the shape of crescent moons, which are set with sparkling colorful crystals, ranging in colors of blue, white, pink. yellow, orange, and lavender. The earrings are for pierced and non pierced ears, which feature vintage screw backs. These vintage earrings would make a perfect eye catching piece for any formal occasion.

History: Joseph Strasser could be credited with the precursor to our present-day Rhinestone, but it was really when Georg Freidrich Strass in 1760 invented the first ever rhinestone (artificial gemstone) from a special type of crystal found in the Rhine River that the stones we know today were born.

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.

Luigi Brunatelli, an Italian chemist, is most widely credited for inventing electroplating. Brugnatelli published his findings on the use of Volta piles to deposit a layer of gold onto a metallic surface in 1805.


Measurements: Earrings 32.00 mm x 10.50 mm 

Stone Size: Swarovski Crystal (Marquise)10.00 mm  x 4.50mm - 6.00 mm - 3.00 mm   

Weight: Necklace 7.90 grams 

Condition: Excellent 

Origin: America 

Date: Circa 1960

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