Vintage Orrery Earrings with Faceted Smokey Quartz Spheres in 14k Gold
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An unusual pair of kinetic earrings, modeled in 14k yellow gold, whose smoky quartz spheres are covered with many, small, hexagon-shaped facets, for extreme light play. These sparkling quartz gems turn freely inside the hand-fabricated, orrery-like mounts, which swing below their earwires. These earrings read like sparkling, ringed planets. The stylized, round, French hooks reflect that spinning aesthetic. These are fun, and eye-catching, with a great warm-neutral color palate.
c. 1980 - 1990
Earrings measures approx 1 1/2", including earwires. "orrery" cages measure approx 18.2 mm; quartz spheres measure approx 12 mm.