Its world renown as the Art Deco era, but lesser known that its official birth aesthetically is attributed to the Paris 1925 Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes. Afterward, it simply became known as the Art Deco.
A groundbreaking event, there were at least 15,000 exhibitors in numerous pavilions from roughly twenty countries including the Soviet Union, Japan, and England to name just a few.
Straight from that era come this divine onyx, diamond, and natural saltwater pearl dangle earrings.
A languid onyx teardrop, so elegantly shaped, is banded near the bottom with remarkably thin platinum rings and tiny mille grain details. Between are placed elongated platinum diamond elements, each set with three rose cut diamonds.
Covered in platinum, the tip of the teardrop is also adorned with three rose cut diamonds.
A line of natural saltwater pearls leads to the diamond shaped top with onyx cabochons and five more rose cuts each.
Historical note: There were 13 different gateways to the exhibitions and each countries' hall was designed by a famous architect, all trying to outdo one another in lavish scope. The site was central to Paris at the Grand Palais. An enormous gala was held including entertainment from the entire troupes of the Comédie-Française, the Paris Opera, the Moulin Rouge and the Folies Bergère. Even performances including those dressed in costumes of a diamond and gemstones made headlines. Oh, to have seen that spectacle!