Posted 2 months ago
These vaguely Art Deco-style sterling earrings are made by an unknown jeweller who stamped his wares with "F.S. Ster." I've never managed to find out anything about him. His pieces typically feature simple rhinestone arrangements - usually emerald-cut rhinestones, or rows of small chatons. Once I even saw a sterling rosary with that mark! I keep coming across Canadian sellers with "F.S. Ster." items, so perhaps this maker was Canada-based?
I bought these earrings because I liked the unusual design and its mixture of pink and white stones. (If some of the rhinestones look slightly grey or lilac, it's due to reflection.) I'm guessing from the screwbacks and overall design that these date from the 1940s or perhaps a little earlier. The earrings seem to have gold vermeil over the silver, but that could just be yellowing from years-old silver patina.
P.S. I promised to user Freiheit several months ago to post these, so finally - here they are!