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mirage earrings – drops

MEL-1

£1,865

Long elegant drops from the Mirage collection. The designs are based on the line of sunlit ripples one sees as the sun sinks down over the ocean. There is a touch of sunlit ripple a the ear, and then extending down the sleek drop, giving it an Art Deco feel. This creates a striking design, with polished surfaces and textured recesses adding warmth and detail.

Shown here in 18ct yellow gold – total drop 50mm

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Long elegant drops from the Mirage collection. The designs are based on the line of sunlit ripples one sees as the sun sinks down over the ocean.

There is a touch of sunlit ripple a the ear, and then extending down the sleek drop, giving it an Art Deco feel. This creates a striking design, with polished surfaces and textured recesses adding warmth and detail.

These earrings will work perfectly with the Mirage Long Drop earrings

Art Deco, sometimes referred to as Deco, is a style of visual arts, architecture and design that first appeared in France just before World War I.[1] Art Deco influenced the design of buildings, furniture, jewelry, fashion, cars, movie theatres, trains, ocean liners, and everyday objects such as radios and vacuum cleaners.[2] It took its name, short for Arts Décoratifs, from the Exposition internationale des arts décoratifs et industriels modernes (International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts) held in Paris in 1925.[3] It combined modern styles with fine craftsmanship and rich materials. During its heyday, Art Deco represented luxury, glamour, exuberance, and faith in social and technological progress.

From its outset, Art Deco was influenced by the bold geometric forms of Cubism and the Vienna Secession; the bright colors of Fauvism and of the Ballets Russes; the updated craftsmanship of the furniture of the eras of Louis Philippe I and Louis XVI; and the exotic styles of China and Japan, India, Persia, ancient Egypt and Maya art. It featured rare and expensive materials, such as ebony and ivory, and exquisite craftsmanship. The Chrysler Building and other skyscrapers of New York built during the 1920s and 1930s are monuments of the Art Deco style.

In the 1930s, during the Great Depression, Art Deco became more subdued. New materials arrived, including chrome plating, stainless steel, and plastic. A sleeker form of the style, called Streamline Moderne, appeared in the 1930s; it featured curving forms and smooth, polished surfaces.[4] Art Deco is one of the first truly international styles, but its dominance ended with the beginning of World War II and the rise of the strictly functional and unadorned styles of modern architecture and the International Style of architecture that followed.[5]

Taken from Wikipedia

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