Earrings - Opal Glass Cabochons, Handmade in Louisiana

Granni Earrings

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These graceful earrings showcase two West German white opal glass cabochons that appear to glow from within. They remind us of natural hot springs in a snowy winter landscape, so we named them Granni after the Celtic god of water and health. 

These cabochons are a testament to the talent of midcentury German glassmakers. 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:

  • Two vintage white opal cabochons made in West Germany
  • Silver-plated textured brass rings, made today in the USA
  • Lead-free, silver-plated brass euro wire closures
  • Hangs 2 1/4”

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