The jewelry designers of the Art Deco period embraced modernism and the advances in technological innovation and machinery. A new genre of design was born – bold, geometric shapes with clean lines and symmetry, providing a more industrial feel.
Art Deco also was influenced by motifs originally seen in China, Japan, and India. For example, koi is the Japanese word for 'carp', a brightly colored type of freshwater fish commonly used in Asian landscape and design, including Chinese feng shui. The fish come in a variety of colors and have symbolic meaning in feng shui. The koi fish has a powerful and energetic life force, demonstrated by its ability to swim against currents and even travel upstream.
Unique and simple, these earrings are your new good luck charm and conversation starter. Packed with symbolism and history, this is a great piece in and out of the jewelry box.
Materials ad Features: sterling silver
Age/Origin: Art Deco
Measurements: 2.4", 6.8 grams
Condition: Excellent condition. Minor age wear associated.
Please view and inspect any photos closely. We endeavor to fully disclose all condition information clearly and concisely, however, please note that what qualifies as excellent condition for historical jewelry differs from modern and contemporary pieces; please take the age of the piece into account when examining the piece. Minor age wear is typical and to be expected for antique and vintage jewelry. Unless otherwise stated, gemstones have not been officially graded for color, clarity, or treatment by GIA; any information provided is our own educated, professional assessment.