Dance in the moonlight

Funny Art Deco Whitby Jett & Rhinestone Earrings, England 1920s

In jewelry and fashion, shapes and colors are subject to a constant change of meaning. In the 19th century, black jewellery made of jet, onyx, enamel or iron was considered a sign of mourning. Towards the end of the century, however, social conventions changed. Black jewellery was no longer solely commemorative jewellery that kept the memory of the dead alive and could therefore also be worn beyond the actual period of mourning. With the Fin de Siècle and especially in Art Deco, the colour black came fully into fashion and was appreciated above all for its austere elegance. The famous "little black dress" created by Coco Chanel in 1926 became the epitome of good taste. These elegant earrings from the 1920s exemplify this trend. In a witty composition of white and black, dark shiny Whitby Jett and white sparkling rhinestones are combined. Two pressed spherical shapes are movably hung under each other and look like little black snowmen. Circulating bands of rhinestones in silver settings glitter with every movement and stand out brightly against the black background. Silver ear hooks, probably renewed later, complete the unusual pair and give a secure hold on the ear. A fun pair for sparkling occasions!

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