ALIENA Earrings Bronze & 24K GV Chandeliers Medieval Style
At the request of many of my ladies, I am starting a new and more affordable line of earrings, using silvertone and bronze findings instead of the skyrocketing sterling silver and gold. The earwires will always be sterling vermeil, sterling silver or sterling silver-filled. These new Aliena earrings are the newest this line.
These are an openwork style, reminiscent of the filigree that was so popular in Aliena's time. Knights returning to Europe from the first Crusades brought back filigree jewelry for their ladies from the Eastern bazaars. These earrings would have been highly popular and sought after during this time.
I've accented the bronze tone of the chandeliers with bronze-tone openwork filigree 6mm. beads that are very lightweight, with swirled fluted melon-shaped bronze beads, on antiqued bronze pins. The brighter color of the brass melon beads will darken to the same patina as the filigree round beads. They hang from 24kt. sterling vermeil French hooks and include rubber stoppers for security. (I will not use base metals earwires). They measure a total of 2 and 3/8" long total. They are light weight.
Feel like a Medieval heroine in these very authentic chandelier earrings. They would retail in a good historical reproduction jewelry catalog for about $75, but they would not be handcrafted artisan earrings like these.
The last scan is the lovely Hayley Atwood as Lady Aliena, wearing one of her long chandelier earrings. Given the scarcity of precious metals in 12th century Europe, even a noble lady's jewelry would have been made of brass, bronze, glass, wood and easily obtainable materials.
All metals used are sterling vermeil (earwires, bronze (filigree beads and jewelry pins), brass (fluted beads) and bronze finish over pewter (chandeliers).
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Item ID: n/a1052
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Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: bronze, Size: n/a
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