Lavender Fields - Vintage Rhodium Plated Austrian Swarovski Crystal Rhinestone Clip-On Earrings (VE369)

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Lavender Fields - Vintage Rhodium Plated Austrian Swarovski Crystal Rhinestone Clip -On Earrings. These lovely earrings are crafted from rhodium plate over metal. Featuring round cut and emerald cut Swarovski crystal rhinestones, vintage styling, and high quality craftsmanship. The gallery on these earrings showcases beautiful hand-set lavender, and blue sparkling crystals in a geometric type pattern. They are for pierced and non pierced ears, and feature secure clip-on backing in perfect working order. The vintage earrings are classy and elegant, truly a perfect addition to your vintage jewelry collection. 

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.

Rhodium has been used as a coating for jewelry and silverware since the 1930s. It was also used as a plating for cigarette lighters and writing instruments during that time. One of the many companies that used rhodium plating was the Ronson Lighter Company, which produced many art-deco style items in the 30s.


Measurements: Earrings 7.50 mm x 18.00 mm 

Stone Size: Swarovski Crystal (Round) 7.00 mm     Emerald Cut 7.00 mm x 5.00 mm 

Weight: 8.20 grams 

Origin: Canada    Note: Most likely unmarked Sherman. 

Date: Circa 1950

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