Fine Silver (999/1000) & Vintage Crystal Earrings

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Earring styles go in and out of fashion depending in large part on whether current hairstyles cover or expose the ear. Earrings on long loops are a very early style, usually made from gold. Finds from the Mycenaean & Minoan cultures of the 14th and 13th centuries B.C.E. include an integral 'boat' decoration, whilst finds from Phoenicia dating from the 7th-6th century B.C.E. have a decoration applied to the base of the loop. Plain loops - "hoop earrings" - remain popular in most cultures.

The green drops are manufactured from vintage crystal glass and appear to be hand-faceted.

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