Erté Rayonnement Drop Earrings from The Met Museum


Our gloriously theatrical drop earrings pay homage to an Art Deco design by Romain de Tirtoff (French, born Russia, 1892-1990), better known as Erté. The striking pair feature 18K gold plate with two oval garnet cabochons, hand-applied enamel, and Swarovski® crystals for a dramatic flourish. The artist enjoyed a multifaceted career as a costume and set designer; he is especially renowned for the fabulous covers he created for Harper’s Bazaar magazine from 1915-1936. The Met houses an important collection of Erté’s original gouaches. To learn more about the artwork that inspired this Met Store product, read our blog here.

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