Joie de Vivre Earrings
The Joie de Vivre earrings are vintage-inspired 18k rose gold featuring a stunning nautical compass design. The earrings are set with twenty Round Brilliant Cut diamonds totaling 0.49ct graded G-H color and SI1 clarity. Please note that the lever backings on each of the earrings is 14k rose gold. These would make a great gift with the Joie de Vivre necklace!
The stunning eight-pointed nautical design is reminiscent of the beloved, yet short lived, Art Nouveau era, an homage to the artists of the time’s infatuation with organic and geometric form. Inspired by the stars above, jewelers would use geometric representations of them in their pieces, such as our vintage-inspired 18k rose gold earrings.
However, the nautical star holds much more meaning than a simple portrayal of the stars above. In fact, the star was first worn as a tattoo by sailors, who used the stars above to guide them, but it later became a symbol of guidance and security, as well as the idea that an individual can reach their dreams, no matter how distant, so long as they set out to. No matter where the sailors went in life, they would always have a star with them, and they would always be able to reach their destination.
This aspiration was very fitting for the Art Nouveau period, as jewelers were starting to break out of their shell and they began producing pieces that they were inspired by. While Art Nouveau only lasted between 1890-1910, it marked the beginning of modernism. When you think about it, the movement itself could be seen as the voyage the jewelers took in order to reach new lands in order to usher in a new era.
Start your journey today, and let our Joie de Vivre 18k rose gold earrings guide you along the way!
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