The vintage sea opal glass ovals featured in these earrings exemplify the talents of mid-century Czech glassmakers and inspire you to find your inner mermaid.

Bohemian glassmakers were the first to develop methods for press-molding glass buttons in the early nineteenth century. They began with solid colored glass, and then, as their skills grew, started producing multi-colored stones mimicking gems like opals and tortoiseshells. They melted canes of colored glass over a lampworking flame, blended in bits of silver foil, and then hand-pressed the mixture into molds.

 

In this piece:

  • Vintage Czech lampworked and hand-pressed sea opal cabochons
  • Sky blue opal Swarovski crystals
  • Pronged brass stampings made today in vintage dies in the USA
  • Nickel-free and lead-free brass kidney wire closures
  • Hangs 1 ½”

Grandmother's Buttons - Sea Opal Earrings

SKU: 01-D912B
$28.00Price