These two pairs of antique earrings are as different as night and day, but I’ve decided they can share a post because, well, it’s my blog and I do what I want.
This first pair of antique earrings date to 1880. They’re by Chaumet, and they feature a gorgeous pair of blue Burmese sapphire drops dangling from two diamond cluster surmounts. The overall shape of these beauties actually reminds me of a lot of retro period earrings I’ve seen, except these are nearly 100 years too old to be retro.
Onto antique earrings #2!
These earrings are slightly earlier than the first pair; they date to 1860. They’re Indian, if you hadn’t guessed. And stunningly gorgeous.
The store’s website calls these beauties “Pratapgarh” earrings. My research suggests that Pratapgarh is the area in India where the technique used to make these earrings – in which a delicately worked sheet of gold is embossed onto glass – developed. The technique itself is called “Thewa.”
I lack the proper words to describe how beautiful these earrings are. The colors are lovely and the details are simply mind-boggling.
These two pairs of antique earrings were sold by Simon Teakle and come from the store’s online gallery. All images and info are thanks to Simon Teakle.
Iris Jewels says
Love them both. In fact I can’t decide which I would rather own, but I am glad I’m not the only one with tastes across the board as I thought it made me indecisive.
Becky Cole says
I think it just makes us well-rounded and open minded (and in need of very large jewelry boxes).