Central Asian enamel earrings with lapis and turquoise beads
Wear these dangling tribal beauties and slip into your very own Silk Road adventures. A vintage Afghani piece, this one deserves your attention for its gorgeous form and proportions and those amazing gold speckled Lapis beads. What such tribal pieces lack in finesse, they more than make-up for by their rustic exuberance.
Composition: Silver alloy (70%-80% silver) + genuine Lapis Lazuli and Turquoise beads.
Stamped: No visible markings.
Measurements: 9 cms long and 2 cms at the widest.
Weight: 18.52 gms
Age: Likely 1970s- 1980s
Country of origin: Afghanistan
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 actual size. Conversely, some large pieces may look smaller in pictures. Always refer to the mentioned dimensions.