In the recent series "The Tudors," Anne Boleyn is accurately portrayed as Henry's Queen in all but name before their marriage. In one scene, she scandalizes the court by appearing in a purple gown and purple jewels. At that time, purple was a color reserved for royalty, and Anne was flaunting her not-quite-royal but very powerful status to a disapproving Tudor court.
She might have worn purple earrings like this, my modern adaptation of the sumptuous earrings worn during the Tudor Renaissance. The impressively large (20mm.) faceted teardrop briolette pendants are genuine quartz crystal, dyed a gorgeous violet-purple. The color is even more vibrant in person. I've set them in a style popular during Medieval and Renaissance times, from sterling silver closed rings accented with a smaller clusters of gemstones. When I began offering this style about 12 years ago, I had no idea it would become so wildly popular.
The smaller cluster features 4mm. faceted purple amethyst rounds and for contrasting color, 4mm. faceted magenta-pink Austrian Swarovski crystals and 4mm. smooth dusty-rose Austrian Swarovski crystal pearls. All are worked on sterling silver-filled pins with 2mm. sterling silver beads. There is a total of 24 in the pair. They hang from beaded sterling silver posts (which work well to distribute the medium weight of these earrings comfortably) and measure a total of 1.75" long.
Wear these with a simple purple dress and feel like the most celebrated lady of the Tudor Renaissance. The last scan shows Natalie Dormer as Anne in her purple gown and jewels.
All metals are sterling silver and sterling silver-filled. The pendants are genuine quartz crystal dyed purple. The accent beads are genuine amethyst and Swarovski crystals.
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