Tamara Earrings

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The geometric shapes and bold green coloring in these stunning earrings epitomize Art Deco elegance. 

The Art Deco movement celebrated the egalitarian values of the optimistic era between the first and second world wars. It was an age when liberated Jazz Age women abandoned Victorian-era societal expectations and embraced manly pleasures like smoking and dancing in nightclubs.

These earrings showcase hand-pressed vintage glass manufactured in Germany and Czechoslovakia. 

We think northern European glass is the most appealing and collectible among 20th-century buttons. Czech and German button artisans honed their skills for centuries, and then in the early 18th century, they were the first to start pressing hot glass into molds. They'd mastered their craft by the early 20th century and exported exquisitely detailed glass buttons worldwide.

The vintage glass cabochons in these earrings were hand-pressed in antique molds and manufactured using centuries-old processes. 

We named these earrings after Tamara de Lempicka, a Polish-born artist known for her Art-Deco nudes painted in the salons of Jazz Age Paris. Her work showcased bright, bold colors in a rectilinear typical of the style. 

We think these earrings are the ideal accessory to her iconic self-portrait, Tamara in the Green Bugatti.

In this piece:

  • Lime green glass navettes made in Western Germany, circa 1950
  • Moonstone apple green glass beads, hand-pressed in Czechoslovakia, circa 1950
  • Art Deco brass connectors stamped today in the USA in vintage dies
  • Pronged brass navette settings stamped today in the USA in vintage dies
  • Nickel-free and lead-free brass euro wire closures
  • Length is 3”

Shop the matching necklace: Tamara Necklace

Shop the collection: Earrings


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