We found the mid-century West German Goldfluss glass drops featured in these earrings on our last button hunting trip.
Goldstone glass, or Goldfluss in German, was invented by the Venetians in the seventeenth century. It’s manufactured by heating silica and copper oxide until metallic crystals form.
The production process was perfected by twentieth-century Czech and German glass artisans. Sadly, this trade is uncommon today and goldstone glass is, therefore, becoming harder and harder to find.
The amber and goldstone glass cabochons in these earrings sport an iridescent mirrored finish which gives them an extra bit of sheen and sparkle.
In this piece:
- Amber mirror goldstone glass oval cabochons, made in mid-century Western Germany
- Brass oval stampings made in vintage dies in the USA
- Nickel-free and lead-free brass kidney wire closures
- Hangs 1 ⅞”
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