DescriptionSodalite, Gold Earrings, Lalaounis
The earrings feature sodalite cabochons measuring 28.00 - 28.50 x 4.35 mm and 28.50 - 29.00 x 5.05 mm, set in 18k gold, maker's mark for Lalaounis. Gross weight 32.40 grams.
Dimensions: 1-9/16 inches x 1-1/8 inches
*Note: earrings are designed for non-pierced ears
*Reference the book ilias LALAoUNIS "Metamorphoses" pages 164 - 165: the swan symbolized justice and equality in ancient Persia.
Estimate: $3,500 - $4,500.
Gem Type: Sodalite
Gem Shape: Cabochon
Gem Count: 1 - 25
Overall Condition: Very Good
Notes: A fantastic design! Marked 750 GREECE A21, maker's mark for Lalaounis. Completed by hinged clip backs. Reference the book Ilias Lalaounis Metamorphoses pages 164 - 165: the swan symbolized justice and equality in ancient Persia.
Ilias Lalaounis: Ilias Lalaounis got his start in Athens, Greece in 1940 working for his family's business, the Zolotas firm. He formed his own name-bearing company designing heavy 18k and 22k gold chains. In the 1950s, Lalaounis revived ancient Greek jewelry, creating gem set jewels with an Etruscan flair. His primary themes included nature, science, mosaics, astronomy and medicine. It truly is his sense of artistry combined with the richness of gold for which Lalaounis is known best. LaLaounis is the most well recognized Greek jewelry designer. Outside of the Greek Islands, the company and museum expanded to New York, Paris, Geneva, Zurich, Tokyo, Hong Kong and London under the guidance of his daughters. Ilias Lalaounis passed away December 30, 2013 at the age of 93.
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