Pyramid Earrings (Sapphire)

$625.00
About Details Inspiration
During the Art Deco period, people were obsessed with technology and mechanization. Hard-edged geometry became the popular visual language of the day, and this, of course, trickled down to jewelry design. Colorful square-cut gems became wildly popular, partly because new technology allowed them to be produced faster and cheaper than ever before.  We set each 3mm square-cut sapphire backwards, showing only the pointy end, or "pavilion", which is usually hidden inside the setting.  Technically, the pavilion's cut is designed to manipulate the light from underneath the gem, but we think it looks fantastic pointing outwards.  We make a matching ring, too.  

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  • Age: contemporary.  Made by hand in New York City.  
  • Materials: 14k gold, sapphires.  
  • Measurements:  3mm square-cut sapphires. 

 

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The square-cut isn't such a popular stone shape at the moment, but we appreciate the Deco vibes.  Also, the pyramid reminds us of another 1920's phenomenon, the Egyptian Revival period, which followed the remarkable discovery of King Tut's tomb by the English archaeologist Howard Carter in 1922. The great pyramids of Egypt became a common inspirational theme for designers throughout the Art Deco era.

 

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Allow 4-6 weeks for delivery of this piece, which will be built to your specifications.

About Details Inspiration
During the Art Deco period, people were obsessed with technology and mechanization. Hard-edged geometry became the popular visual language of the day, and this, of course, trickled down to jewelry design. Colorful square-cut gems became wildly popular, partly because new technology allowed them to be produced faster and cheaper than ever before.  We set each 3mm square-cut sapphire backwards, showing only the pointy end, or "pavilion", which is usually hidden inside the setting.  Technically, the pavilion's cut is designed to manipulate the light from underneath the gem, but we think it looks fantastic pointing outwards.  We make a matching ring, too.  

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more

 

  • Age: contemporary.  Made by hand in New York City.  
  • Materials: 14k gold, sapphires.  
  • Measurements:  3mm square-cut sapphires. 

 

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more

The square-cut isn't such a popular stone shape at the moment, but we appreciate the Deco vibes.  Also, the pyramid reminds us of another 1920's phenomenon, the Egyptian Revival period, which followed the remarkable discovery of King Tut's tomb by the English archaeologist Howard Carter in 1922. The great pyramids of Egypt became a common inspirational theme for designers throughout the Art Deco era.

 

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more