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Afghan, Four Doves Earrings.

Sorry, this lovely pair of earrings is no longer available. 

Here are a largish pair of tear drop silver, dangly earrings embossed with two birds (possibly "doves" or "peacocks" perhaps) standing neck to neck, with a "coral" coloured glass set between their heads. (These appear rather washed out in the photos, but are far richer in real life.)

At the top, shielding the wearable (normal thickness) hooks, are a pair of small birds (basically heads and necks) betwwen these heads a small "coral" glass bead is set.

Across the base of the main disc seven rings support fine "loop in loop" chains each with an old worn red coral bead, of that mellow orange shade we love.

It may be a coincidence, but our source found these on a trip to Masari Sharif in North Central Afghanistan, the Blue Mosque here is a pilgrimage site that happens to be famous for its doves, all of which are white, it's said that any other coloured dove landing there will turn white within forty days.

They already have a relaxed patina in the recesses and will respond well to a light polish with a dry "silver polishing cloth" just to bring up their highlights.

Don't use liquid cleaners on them.

We were able to get a few variations on the dove and coral theme, so just do a search for "dove earrings" to find them.

Age: Contemporary.

Size: H 127 mm x 48 mm

Weight: 24 grams