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Greener Than Green - Vintage Gold Plated Emerald Crystal Rhinestone Stud Earrings. These pretty earrings are crafted from gold Plate. Featuring two pear shaped faceted crystal rhinestones, two round cut clear crystal rhinestones, and vintage classic styling. These lovely earrings are claw -set with a sparkling emerald green crystal rhinestones, which is topped with clear(slightly greenish hue) rhinestones. The earrings are for pierced ears, and feature suction-cup secure backings. The vintage earrings would make a perfect gift or addition to any costume jewelry collection.

History: Centuries ago, quartz pebbles with a high lead content were found sparkling on the banks of Europe's Rhine River. These beautiful, natural stones were highly coveted and were eventually depleted, inspiring jewelers to create an imitation, aptly named the "rhinestone."

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 12.00 mm x 6.50 mm 

Stone Size: Emerald Crystal 8.00 mm x 5.00 mm   (Round crystal) 2.00 mm each 

Weight: 1.10 grams 

Condition: Excellent 

Origin: America 

Date: Circa 1980

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