Piece #17 of 100:
Whenever I come across such a stunning design, I am always disappointed when there is no designer indicated on the piece. These beautiful trinkets are 1 1/4″ across the width of the concentric rhinestones. It’s the silver tone tubes that make this piece deco. Art deco is defined as an art movement of the twenties and thirties, marked by geometric designs and mass production. While googling this, I was surprised to learn that art deco has roots in the discovery of King Tut’s tomb in the 1920’s. The bold lines of of objects buried with the iconic Egyptian king appealed to Americans in the Roaring 20’s … and the look took off. So, I’m on a bit of an Egyptian roll here, starting with the King Tut necklace, followed by the Cleopatra collar necklace, and now these deco earrings.