To the stars

Unusual vintage earrings with tanzanites in white gold, around 1970

Tanzanite is a special gemstone whose blue-violet color can change depending on the incidence of light. They have not been known on the jewellery market for very long: They were only discovered in 1967, and the following year Tiffany's introduced them to the jewellery market as tanzanites, named after the place where they were found. When we were presented with this pair of earrings from around 1970 without gemstones, we decided to set tanzanites in them for this reason. They complement the abstract design not only in time, but also in color. The gemstones are held by knob settings above star-like elements that swing from rods formed by diamonds. From the 1950s to the 1970s, it was the race into space, the "Space Race", which formally inspired the most modern jewellery designs and allowed them to break away from the figurative designs of the post-war period. So-called "Sputnik" jewellery, for example, was popular, inspired by space equipment. The present earrings, which are cool and futuristic and take up the space theme with their star motif, can also be placed in this context. The beautiful pair of earrings is in very good condition. Thanks to the practical hinged hoops, it is easy to put on and can be worn quietly and securely.

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If for any reason you are still not satisfied, contact us and we will find a mutual solution immediately. Regardless, you can return any item within 30 days and we will refund you the full purchase price.