It was very common for Arts & Crafts artists working around the turn of the (last) century to use gems that were inexpensive, many of them were ‘starving artists’ and so they often worked in silver and lesser stones, or even no stones at all. No wonder, then, that these artists gravitated towards ceramics in all forms. Many potteries were formed in England at the end of the 1890s including Ruskin, one of the most famous. These beautiful earrings look to be set with turquoise, but are in fact set with beautiful pieces of Ruskin ceramic.
Hand crafted in about 1900, these beautiful earrings features lush panels of ceramic set in sterling silver. The ceramic pieces measure 17.7 x 13 mm and the overall earrings are 36 mm from top to bottom and 18.8 mm across, together they weigh 5.7 grams. These earrings are unmarked but have been acid tested to verify metal content.
These stylish earrings are as artistic now as when they were made well over one hundred years ago, they are sure to garner lots of compliments!
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