Antique Etruscan Revival 14k Pietra Dura Double Drop Earrings
Details: These exquisite 14k Pietra Dura earrings feature a double drop, with beautiful oval floral motif. The lovely carved stone Commesso, or Florentine Mosaic, features a set of white flowers with perfectly rendered leaves carefully inlaid into a moody black stone background. The plaques are framed by gorgeously detailed ornate design. This display of fine granulation is typical of classical Etruscan patterns. These earrings are a highly collectable example of Pietra Dura.
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.
Measurement: Just under 2" long and about 3/4" at the widest point.
Originating from the 18th century to the late 20th century, Metier’s estate jewelry collection is culled from sources around the world with a discerning eye. We feature highly coveted and collectable pieces of singular beauty that are rich with history and lost-art forms of craftsmanship that are precious beyond the materials that embody them.
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