Seriously fab, large, Afghani hoop earrings
Based on the design of old tribal 'andkhoi balkh' nose-rings from Northern Afghanistan, these super gorgeous and super large hoops were sampled by us, for a museum client. Entirely handmade using age-old techniques, these earrings are made out of a thick silver sheet with a small Lapis stone in the center and fine granulation (rava) work all around. They have a delightful flutter that makes gentle music and the vibrant faceted red beads add just the right pop of color. The kind of earrings that just ask for a good time!
Composition: Sterling silver, Lapis Lazuli, and faceted red glass beads.
Stamp: no visible marking.
Measurements: 4.5 cm diameter. Ear hoops.
Country of origin: India.
Please note: (1) All the jewelry in this collection is vintage, and thus neither new nor in mint condition. Wear, dents, scratches, oxidation, etc. are in keeping with the age of the jewelry.
(2) All the jewelry has been gently cleaned to remove surface dirt and oils but not the patina- which in our view adds immensely to the appeal of vintage pieces. While in great condition (none of the jewelry is broken/chipped/in need of repair), all were previously owned by someone else, and while not perfect each is full of old history and charm. Please use accompanying photographs to make your decision and be sure to ask any questions you may have before purchase.
(3) It is also worth reminding that since the jewelry is shot in close-up mode, the pieces may look bigger than the actual size. Conversely, some large pieces may look smaller in pictures. Always refer to the mentioned dimensions.