Antique 10k Sunstone Micro Mosaic Scene Earrings
Details: Exquisite Grad Tour sunstone micro-mosaic earrings on 10k ear wires with safety clasps. The attention to detail of mosaic work on these earrings is absolutely stunning. During the Grand Period (17th-19th century) ancient ruins were popular travel destinations with the wealthy and souvenirs were very trendy. Micro-mosaics were particularly popular in Italy where the craftsmanship was very fine, often depicted miniature versions of famous Italian landmarks. The richest tourists would commission their own mosaics with animals and famous works of art being favorite subjects. The small size of the micro-mosaic was appealing and could be worn on the one's continuing journey or sent back home to loved ones as a kind of forerunner to modern postcards.
Measurements: These earrings have a 1 1/2" drop.
Origin: Roman circa 1880s.
Condition and Care: These lovely earrings have age appropriate wear but are, overall, in very good antique condition. As with any piece this old, you'll want to take extra care when handling and do not submerge the earrings in water.
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