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Venus Earrings, Black and White

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Item # 09011768
Venus Earrings, Black and White is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 29.
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Description

In the painting Venus in Front of a Mirror, by Peter Paul Rubens (Flemish, 1577–1640), Venus wears nothing but a bracelet and a pair of pearl teardrop earrings; one of the earrings is white, and the other—reflected in the mirror—is black. The Museum's distinctive "Venus" Earrings are based on the goddess's earrings.

Produced in cooperation with the Princely Collections of Liechtenstein.

In the painting Venus in Front of a Mirror, by Peter Paul Rubens (Flemish, 1577–1640), Venus wears nothing but a bracelet and a pair of pearl teardrop earrings; one of the earrings is white, and the other—reflected in the mirror—is black. The Museum's distinctive "Venus" Earrings are based on the goddess's earrings.

Produced in cooperation with the Princely Collections of Liechtenstein.

Details
  • 24K gold overlay, with glass pearls
  • Pierced, with gold-filled ear posts
  • 1 1/4''L
  • Made in the USA
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful, comfortable I bought a pair about 20 years ago, and I still have them but the metal had corroded a bit so I bought another pair (two white ones) They get compliments almost every time I wear them. Also I noticed years ago that Princess Diana owned and wore a white pair. I have a lot of jewelry from the Met and all of it is wonderfully made.
Date published: 2014-11-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Long Awaited! Have had my eyes on these earrings for some time, years in fact, but they were not available in black and white. So, I was delighted to find them on line. Only problem is that the gold is so yellow that they can only be considered as costume jewelry. Otherwise I am happy.
Date published: 2015-03-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful! I have had these earrings for over 10 years and they are wonderful! They have withstood some very careless treatment and stayed lovely. I also like them for the story I can tell about the Vermeer painting. I wish you had the armband that is also in the painting .
Date published: 2014-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Venus black and whit earrings I live in Germany, but I still wanted to have the earrings offered by the Met store. I had bought a horse sculpture years ago while on vacation in New York but never tried the on-line shop. Ordering from German was easy and the earrings arrived in good time inspite of the 4 week postal strike here in Germany. I paid the import tax and that was it. Thank you Met store for making such wonderful keepsakes available to clients living in foreign countries.
Date published: 2015-07-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unique! I was given these earrings by a friend. I work with diverse student groups, and he thought the black and white pearls together were both beautiful and made a strong statement about my work. It was a thoughtful gift, and I love them - both the look and the sentiment. I have gotten many compliments on them!
Date published: 2015-11-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not Hypoallergenic These are beautiful earnings but the posts aren't hypoallergenic. After wearing them just briefly, my girlfriend's ear lobes became inflamed and crusty. However much gold is in the earnings it isn't enough.
Date published: 2016-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Venus Earrings, Black and White I received a pair of these earrings as a gift probably 15-20 years ago. Soon thereafter, I lost the black earring. Not knowing the earrings came from the Met, I have been searching in vain for a new pair replacement pair----until the Met catalog arrived in the mail. I immediately thumbed through the pages and saw exactly what I was looking for----the Venus earrings---and ordered a pair. They arrived quickly, look fantastic, and feel good on my ear (very important)---and are a real conversation piece.
Date published: 2016-12-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love these earrings! A friend bought a pair for me years ago. I have enjoyed wearing them and received many compliments. My daughter recently requested a pair for her birthday. They are a lovely classic!
Date published: 2015-03-29
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