Exceptional Fire Gilded Silver Turkmen Earrings
- $ 995.00
- $ 995.00
- Unit Price
Exceptional Turkmen earrings, outstanding in their size and beauty. Panels of fire gilded silver are pierced with geometric shapes and set with marquis of bright red glass. Long glass-set navettes frame the panels and form, along with woven chain and spearhead-shaped dangles, long fringes at the bottom of the earrings. Exquisite engraved details complete the picture. True shoulder dusters, these gorgeous earrings will be ideal worn in 12 to 10 gauge ear piercings. A word of caution, they are neither light weight nor hypoallergenic. Circa 1900-20.
Turkmens are a Turkic ethnic group native to Central Asia, living mainly in Turkmenistan, and some regions of Iran, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and the North Caucasus. Turkmen jewels are typically made of silver, sometimes fire gilded for added color effect and value, with semi-precious stones or glass. Their jewels are remarkable for their large size, beauty and exquisite craftsmanship.
Details.....The earrings measure 9.25" long by 2.56" wide. The ear wires are about 2mm thick. In Very Good Vintage Condition. Small imperfections are to be expected in vintage and antique jewelry, we consider it to be part of their charm.