Byzantine Openwork Statement Earrings

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Item # 80058594
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Description

Unique gifts for her inspired by The Met collection.

These sumptuous statement earrings celebrate an opulent Byzantine bracelet (500–700) in The Met's medieval art collection. One of a pair, the Museum's intricate adornment featuring gold, silver, pearls, amethyst, sapphire, quartz, and glass was probably made in the city of Constantinople (now Istanbul), and bears lavish ornamentation reflective of the Byzantine taste for detail and color. The original bracelet's interior features exquisite opus interrasile craftsmanship—a pierced metalwork technique used by goldsmiths between the 3rd and 7th centuries—while the exterior showcases lustrous stones and pearls. In the Byzantine world, pearls were especially prized for their luminous beauty. 

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Unique gifts for her inspired by The Met collection.

These sumptuous statement earrings celebrate an opulent Byzantine bracelet (500–700) in The Met's medieval art collection. One of a pair, the Museum's intricate adornment featuring gold, silver, pearls, amethyst, sapphire, quartz, and glass was probably made in the city of Constantinople (now Istanbul), and bears lavish ornamentation reflective of the Byzantine taste for detail and color. The original bracelet's interior features exquisite opus interrasile craftsmanship—a pierced metalwork technique used by goldsmiths between the 3rd and 7th centuries—while the exterior showcases lustrous stones and pearls. In the Byzantine world, pearls were especially prized for their luminous beauty. 

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Details
  • 18K gold plate
  • Sodalite and glass
  • Cultured freshwater pearls
  • Pierced, with surgical steel ear posts
  • 2 1/2"L x 1"W
  • Clean with a damp cloth and dry with a soft, clean cloth
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