These earrings feature two rare vintage German brown silver agate glass cabochons.
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 and stone capital of the world.
Suspended from the opals are two vintage Czech glass beads with a brilliant aurora borealis finish.
In this piece:
Vintage brown silver agate cabochon, made in West Germany