Ah. I found this gorgeous old earring in Turkey, and brought it home because I loved the worn, aged patina of the silver and enamel. And what do you know, my eagle eye paid off because it’s featured in the World of Earrings book, page 92, as coming from what was Samarkand in Iran in the 1800’s. See photo of this piece against the book. Of course it had to be strung with ancient coral, and some Uzbekistan silver beads. And a few blue glass seed beads, to match the enamel. A wearable treasure.
Length: 35cm adjustable silver chain
As with all my creations, this is a unique, individual, one off that took me hours and hours to get just right. I collect all my components by scrabbling in souks and hessian bags and dusty shops for the most unique treasures my dealers can part with. All my pieces have little dings, dents, and signs of wear from their global journeys and age, which add to their charm. You will be the new custodian of a piece of wearable art, that has its own story. Imagine if these beads could speak.