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Antique Miniature India Landmark Earrings

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20-1-10215

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ABOUT THESE EARRINGS

Unique, to say the least, these strikingly stunning and colorful vintage ear drops are composed of four individual round discs, each displaying under glass a masterfully hand painted miniature of a beautiful historic site in India, including: Taj Mahal (left earring top), Humayum's Tomb (left earring, bottom), and the Red Fort (right earring, bottom), and perhaps the three domed mosque located in the complex of the Tomb of Safdarjung, in New Delhi. (Compliments of a very helpful student of Victorian jewelry history at Columbia Univerisity, who may have a job waiting for him - thanks John!). Hand-crafted in 18K rosy-yellow gold, the bottom plaque measures 15/16 inch, the top measures 9/16 inch; together they drop down about 1 3/4 inches including the ear wires. Singular, extra-special and sensational, they date back to the turn-of-the-last-century.

Details

Materials:
18 Karat Yellow Gold
Length:
1 7/8 Inch
Width:
15/16 Inch
Gram Weight:
18 Grams
Period:
Victorian

About Victorian Jewelry

The eclectic Victorians didn’t limit themselves when it came to motifs and themes—if it struck their fancy, they turned it into jewelry. Sweet and sentimental with a distinct romantic streak, Victorian gems expanded upon their Georgian predecessors. The array of styles that blossomed (sometimes quite literally) during this era endure to this day.

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