Earrings - Moonglow Cabochons & Art Deco Brass Stampings

Blue Moon Earrings

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The vintage, collectible cabochons featured in these earrings are a once in a ‘blue moonglow’ find and showcase the talents of midcentury German glassmakers. 

Moonglow glass has an opaque interior, sealed with a clear top, creating a satiny, almost glowing appearance. They were developed by West German button artisans in 1954 and remained popular until the early 1960s.

German glassmaking is rooted in Northern Bavaria. Influenced by their Czech counterparts in nearby Bohemia, German glassmakers are also renowned for their exceptional skills that evolved over centuries.

Czechoslovakia annexed Northern Bavaria after WWII, and so the resident German glassmakers fled and set up workshops in their new West German communities. They built a thriving glass button industry, and by 1950 West Germany was considered the glass button capital of the world. 

In this piece:

  • Blue moonglow cabochons made in West Germany, circa 1950-1960
  • Art Deco brass stampings made today in the USA in vintage dies
  • Nickel-free & lead-free brass euro wire closures
  • Hangs 2”

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