AUD $98.00

Uzbek "Gilt" Silver Earrings.

Gilt silver “Uzbek” earrings probably made by Uzbek or Tajik Silversmiths in Northern Afghanistan. (I could be wrong these may actually be from Uzbekistan, but they seem to have a Fergana  flavour, the gilding may be original, or done later....... however I think it has worked out brilliantly!

There is a very Hellenic/ Byzantine flavour to these that could easily pass as Roman, or somewhere else very exotic lost in history.)
With a small oval Garnet cabachon suspending an inverted cone with a central white Fresh Water Pearl surrounded by 5 dangles of fine twisted gilt wire and granulated detailing, these and more drops are set with small Pearls and "Indian Rubies" (dyed "Indian Rubies" of course.)

The gilt has a convincingly relaxed, warm 22 ct glow to it, over almost "sterling silver" (Once again I don't think the photos catch the gentle glow of the Gold, which is very restrained and isn't at all "loud". And the way they hang they'd sit much better suspended from an ear than held in fingers (!)

Whilst they may not be that "old" I consider these to be very wearable contemporary Tribal Costume Jewellery.

Perfect for sophisticated Belly Dancers, light with fine, colourful detail but not too long for general wear.

The hook for the ear, is of a easily worn size of less than 1 mm.

Age: 21st Century 

Size: H 71 mm x W 15 mm.

Weight: 15 grams