Gabriella Kiss 18k Pietra Dura Floral Oval Earrings w/Green Tourmaline Briolettes
Details: A stunning pair of earrings featuring gorgeously detailed oval Pietra Dura floral inlay with cream colored background, set in brushed 18k gold with deep green tourmaline briolettes dangling below. The earrings are finished with arching crescent details.
Pietra Dura literally translates to "hard stone" in Italian, but also refers to the artistic practice of inlaying stone, grooved in the back, into a hard surface to create scenic treasures. While mosaics are usually immediately identifiable as tiny separate pieces within a design, Pietra Dura often requires a closer look. The stone work is done in larger pieces with precise skill and carefully fitted together. Pietra Dura pieces often appear at first glance to be paintings. The high quality craftsmanship and skill that is required to create these pieces renders it more valuable than other mosaic work.
Measurements: The total length is 2 3/8" long, including ear wire, The width is about 1".
Origin: Handmade in the Hudson Valley, New York.
Inspired by flora and fauna, fascinated by nature's life cycles, and infused with personal meanings beyond adornment, Gabriella Kiss meticulously crafts treasures in fine metals featuring precious and semi-precious gemstones often in combination with found natural materials. Delicate details and contrasting finishes add beauty and contrast within her work. All pieces handmade in Hudson Valley, New York.
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