Gram Weight: 64.3 Grams. Earring Backing Style: These earrings will need backings before they can be worn. Your local jeweler can easily convert these to the preferred backing style you desire. For Pierced or Non-Pierced Ears: Both, depending on the backing style added to these earrings. Item Measurements: The earrings measure 3.1" long, 2.5" wide, and are 8.5 mm thick.Notable Features: These earrings were handmade in China during the Art Deco era. These incredible Chinese Miao tribal ethnic earrings were most likely made to be worn during a ceremony, festival, or wedding. The 2.5 wide circular hoop earrings feature 925 sterling silver carefully crafted using a variety of ancient metal techniques. Each spectacular earring begins with three large articulated beads at the ear lobe which are bracketed to a dangling heart with a detailed center.
The rope twisted heart is filled with a centerpiece of nine 9 mm granulated beads and three applied rosette accents in the middle. These impressive earrings are definitely a statement piece and. Would be a historical addition to any collection. Don't miss out on your chance to save and preserve this piece of cultural world history.These earrings will need backings applied to be worn, but your desired style can easily be added by your local jeweler. The price has been reduced to reflect this. This listing is for the item only. The Art Deco era is famous for being the "Gatsby" or "Roaring Twenties" era. A lot of gorgeous and timeless designs in jewelry came out of this period. Jewelry from this period was most often crafted between 1920 and 1940. Art Deco jewelry sometimes featured white gold or platinum, geometric designs, European cut diamonds, filigree, and calibre cut stones that are specifically cut to fit the design of the piece. During the Art Deco period jewelers often made jewelry upon custom order, this would often take weeks to months to completely craft by hand.
The Miao are one of the largest ethnic minorities in southwest China and have a beautiful culture, which has a long and rich history of silversmithing. Silver is an important part of Miao culture as the jewelry and art produced by Miao artisans used to pass on cultural traditions and knowledge since there is no written language. Miao women will wear silver from head to toe during weddings and festivals. Miao jewelry ranges in styles and types but is often very intricate and has great craftsmanship.
Pieces consist of rings, earrings, headpieces, necklaces, waistbands, bracelets, and more. Miao jewelry is often ornate and can display symbols and images with cultural importance. Since silver is not found in the region, the Miao used to melt down silver coins and ingots they earned, and many vintage pieces are made of nickel silver. Please take this into consideration before. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Earrings".The seller is "abeautifultimeco" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.