These lily of the valley earrings are designed in the Art Nouveau style. Their textured leaves are enameled in translucent green. Graceful arching stems dangle with dainty pearl flowers.
The lily-of-the-valley flower symbolizes innocence, purity and abundance. It is often the flower choice for wedding bouquets, mother's day and gifts of love and romance.
- Metal finish is bronze.
- Post style for pierced ears.
- Click to view matching barrette, bracelet, brooch, and necklace
- Made in our Los Angeles studios. Sweet Romance USA Style E586
- 1.5" long
Shelley's comments: Botanical subjects such as lily-or-the-valley expressed the curvilinear shapes and undulating lines that defined Art Nouveau design, just a brief span of years, ending in 1910. The 'new art' brought design innovations that were not derived from any previous art form or period. It stressed hand fabrication, was expensive its day and considered avant garde.
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