"A pair of art deco diamond and enamel pendent earrings, circa 1925. Each old brilliant and single-cut diamond surmount suspends a single-cut diamond foliate motif within a black enamel openwork geometric plaque, and terminates in a pear-shaped diamond drop, pear-shaped diamonds, approx. 3.30cts total, length 5.6cm."
In the 1920's Coco Chanel almost single-handedly invented Costume Jewelry. Replacing real gemstones with colored glass, and using gold-toned metal and faux pearls, Chanel changed the rules about jewelry and how to wear it.