Please find below an automatic translation in French. If you have any questions, please contact us. We have similar Mughal and Art Nouveau items that would pair well with this piece, on sale this week. Listing description by: Angela A.
Markings: Unmarked, tested and guaranteed. Your jeweler can easily convert them to your preferred back style. For pierced or non-pierced ears: Pierced. These earrings were handcrafted in India in the style of Mughal wedding jewelry.
This jewelry was popular among British soldiers stationed in India at that time. Made of 14k yellow gold plated over base metal. Features a curved design accented on one side with red and black enamel.This openwork pattern is suspended from a tear-shaped motif, which also contains enamel-enhanced leaves. Earring posts are bent and can be reshaped by your local jeweler. The price has been reduced to reflect this. This listing is for the item only. All display items and/or photography props are not included with your purchase. This was true due to the stunning designs that emerged from this period. This era was inspired by the beauty of women and the natural world, and the resulting pieces were often large and elegant. Enamel was a commonly used material in Art Nouveau jewelry, as the period emphasized the importance of design over the materials used to create it.
The Art Nouveau period occurred before the start of World War I, when mass production took over the production of many products, including some jewelry. Mughal jewelry emerged in India under the Mughal dynasty, starting from the 16th century.Jewelry was an important symbol indicating a person's status in society. The elite wore highly ornate and heavily jeweled pieces. While the Mughal Empire conquered the majority of India, Mughal style spread to many other regions, being incorporated into many Indian cultures. Pieces typically feature intricate patterns, massive amounts of gemstones, and elaborate enameling. Enameling originally dates back to ancient Persians of Meenakari.
The technique involves fusing powdered glass onto a base, usually gold, through firing (heating and melting the glass onto the metal). The glass hardens to form a layer of pigment on the metal.
Enamel is made of colored powdered glass or may include transparent powdered glass mixed with colored metallic pigments. It was used by ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Celts; and later by the Chinese and Georgians. It regained popularity in the 20th century. It is primarily used on decorative art or jewelry, usually in small sizes.In addition to jewelry, enamel can also be applied to glass, ceramics, stone, and various other materials. Domestic US: All items are shipped within one business day after receipt of payment. We do not undervalue packages for customs, please do not ask us to do so. What you pay is what we will ask on your customs form. Please consider this before placing your bid. If you need more time for payment, please contact us before bidding.