Posted 7 years ago
These silver and amethyst earrings are by New Zealand's prominent Arts & Crafts jeweller, Elsie Reeve (1885-1927). They're beautifully made with traces remaining of a gold wash.
I've previously shown one of her bracelets and will put a link to that in the first comment below so you can see more of her bio info from that post.
Elsie studied at the School of Art at the Regent Street Polytechnic Institute, London. This was quite near The Artificers' Guild shop at 1 Conduit Street, and she must have been influenced by their work as her signature design grapes and leaves seen in these earrings is very close to similar designs used by The AG.
The second pic is from our National Museum, Te Papa, and shows another of Elsie's pieces using this design.