Girl With The Pearl Earrings - Estate Sterling Silver Baroque Pearl Earrings (EE134)
Girl With The Pearl Earrings- Estate Sterling Silver Baroque Pearl Earrings. These lovely earrings are crafted from sterling silver, hallmarked 925 for sterling. Featuring genuine cultured freshwater baroque pearls, and classic styling. These earrings are for pierced ears and feature secure lever backs. The pearl drops are stunning, large and lustrous, displaying a silvery white colour with pinkish/peach overtones. These pearls have a spectacular iridescence, and truly look stunning when worn. These estate earrings can be worn with everything day or night.
History: History: 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.
Silver Mining in History. The story of silver mining began about 5,000 years ago. Silver was first mined around 3,000 BCE in Anatolia, now located in modern-day Turkey. The precious metal helped early civilizations in the Near East, Ancient Greece to flourish.
The term sterling silver denotes any silver alloy in which pure silver makes up at least 92.5 percent of the content. One theory is that the word sterling comes from the name Easterlings—coiners from east German states brought to England during the reign of Henry II (1154–89) to improve the quality of the coinage.
Measurements: 37.00 mm x 15.00 mm
Stone Size: Pearl 20.00 mm x 15.00 mm
Weight: 12.30 grams
Date: 21st Century