Lily of the Valley Earrings
Item Number: E586
Translucent green enamel is hand applied to reveal the texture of the leaf.
Three lily blooms are expressed in glass pearls, one stationary at the top and two dangle.
For pierced ears.
These Earrings have strong Art Nouveau influences in its winding stems and leaves. Botanical subjects were important in expressing the curvilinear shapes and undulating lines that defined the Art Nouveau era through 1910. The 'new art' brought design innovations that weren't derived from any previous art form or period. It stressed hand fabrication over precious metals and machined manufacturing. In its day, it was expensive and avant garde. Although it occupied less than two decades of popularity, the Nouveau aesthetic remains. This fragile bloom represents innocence, purity and abundance. The flowers are attached 'en tremblant' which heighten their great appeal.
This Los Angeles artisan's designs range from Renaissance to Retro. Her ideas are derived from a lifelong study of antique and vintage jewelry. Every piece has a compelling story about the lives and times of the women who inspired it. Rather than offering a trendy product aimed for the moment, she strives to create articles that are worthy of cherishing as both art and heirloom. You will find that these exquisite pieces add true vintage spirit to your wardrobe.