Baroque Elegance - Estate Sterling Silver Baroque Pearl & CZ Earrings (EE151)
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Baroque Elegance - Estate Sterling Silver Baroque Pearl & CZ Earrings. These lovely earrings are crafted from sterling silver, hallmarked 925 sterling silver. Featuring 2 genuine large freshwater pearls, 2 round cut cubic zirconia gems, classic hooks and styling. The pearls in these earring are baroque with a wonderful unique shape. They display a beautiful white colour with fantastic overtones of pink, lavender, green and blue. The earrings are lustrous and satiny with an incredible iridescence. The ear wires are a classic design for pierced ears. The pearls dangle nicely from the hooks, allowing just the right amount of movement. The style of these earrings date back to the Renaissance period and continued on through the different era's of time. These particular earrings are contemporary in the Art Deco style, simple and elegant allowing the wearer to wear them for any formal occasion or casually, Truly a perfect gift or addition to any jewelry collection.
Pearls were presented as gifts to Chinese royalty as early as 2300 BC, while in ancient Rome, pearl jewellery was considered the ultimate status symbol. So precious were the spherical gems that in the 1st century BC, Julius Caesar passed a law limiting the wearing of pearls only to the ruling classes.
Cubic zirconia was first discovered by German mineralogists in 1937. The gemstone was dismissed for years until it was rediscovered by Soviet-era scientists. It was hoped that the stone could be used as a diamond-like, indestructible substance. There were also theories that it may be used in place of rubies in lasers.
Cubic zirconia was invented in Russia in the 1970s, as a diamond alternative for use in laser technology. Later, the jewelry industry starty using CZ because of its sparkle and brilliance that is similar to diamonds. Now, CZ is used in almost all kinds of jewelry – necklace, rings, engagement rings, earrings and more.
History. Slag heaps near ancient mine workings in Turkey and Greece prove that silver mining started around 3000 BC. The metal was refined by cupellation, a process invented by the Chaldeans, who lived in what is now southern Iraq.
The term "sterling silver" probably originated in eastern Germany when five towns formed the Hanseatic League in the 1100s. These town minted their own coins of 92.5 percent silver. When Britain sold cattle and grain to the League, they were paid in "Easterling coins".
Measurements: 38.00 mm x 18.00 mm
Pearl: 21.00 mm x 15.00 mm Cubic Zirconia : 2.50 mm each
Weight: 9.70 grams
Date: 21st Century