Elegant Earrings

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Filigree ear ornament, one of a pair, the gold rosette set with a green glass stone, along the bottom of the bell-shaped part a fringe of pearls enclosing a green glass drop: Northern India, probably Bengal, mid 19th century

Filigree ear ornament, one of a pair, the gold rosette set with a green glass stone, along the bottom of the bell-shaped part a fringe of pearls enclosing a green glass drop: Northern India, probably Bengal, mid 19th century

Akor (ear ornament), one of pair, silver set with turquoise, teardrop-shaped with stylised lotus bud tip, favoured style worn by Lhasa women attached to headdress: Tibet, Lhasa, 19th century AD

Akor (ear ornament), one of pair, silver set with turquoise, teardrop-shaped with stylised lotus bud tip, favoured style worn by Lhasa women attached to headdress: Tibet, Lhasa, 19th century AD

Ear-ring of gold consisting of four penannular hoops soldered together: Ancient Egyptian, from Qurna, Thebes, 2nd Intermediate Period, 17th Dynasty, c.1585-1545 BC

Ear-ring of gold consisting of four penannular hoops soldered together: Ancient Egyptian, from Qurna, Thebes, 2nd Intermediate Period, 17th Dynasty, c.1585-1545 BC

Clip on earring of gold plated silver, made using casting technique and comprised of a circular pendant depicting JM signature logo and the number 25, made to commemorate the company's 25th anniversary: British, designed for Jean Muir Ltd by Iain Young, 1991

Clip on earring of gold plated silver, made using casting technique and comprised of a circular pendant depicting JM signature logo and the number 25, made to commemorate the company's 25th anniversary: British, designed for Jean Muir Ltd by Iain Young, 1991

Clip on earring of translucent yellow acrylic, comprised of graduating concentric discs arranged in a cone shape and finishing with a point: British, designed for Jean Muir by C & N Buttons & Jewellery Production, 1980s

Clip on earring of translucent yellow acrylic, comprised of graduating concentric discs arranged in a cone shape and finishing with a point: British, designed for Jean Muir by C & N Buttons & Jewellery Production, 1980s

Woman's clip-on earring of transparent acrylic decorated with silver leaf: British, designed and made for Jean Muir Ltd by C & N Buttons & Jewellery Production, 1980s

Woman's clip-on earring of transparent acrylic decorated with silver leaf: British, designed and made for Jean Muir Ltd by C & N Buttons & Jewellery Production, 1980s

Earring of 'a bauletto' type in gold, with applied granulation and filigree decoration: Ancient Mediterranean, Italian, Etruscan, late 6th century BC, c. 520 - 500 BC

Earring of 'a bauletto' type in gold, with applied granulation and filigree decoration: Ancient Mediterranean, Italian, Etruscan, late 6th century BC, c. 520 - 500 BC

Earring, one of a pair, of silver, consisting of a hook with boss from which hangs an open, hinged triangular body perforated at lower edge to take five graded pendants, with small pendant in form of a stylised bird hanging within the triangular opening: Americas, USA, Oklahoma, Kiowa, mid 20th century

Earring, one of a pair, of silver, consisting of a hook with boss from which hangs an open, hinged triangular body perforated at lower edge to take five graded pendants, with small pendant in form of a stylised bird hanging within the triangular opening: Americas, USA, Oklahoma, Kiowa, mid 20th century

Man's hoop and ball earring, on of a pair, of silver, with a sliding silver bead: Americas, USA, New Mexico, Navajo, late nineteenth century

Man's hoop and ball earring, on of a pair, of silver, with a sliding silver bead: Americas, USA, New Mexico, Navajo, late nineteenth century

One of a pair of earrings with detachable pendants: German, Berlin ironwork, 1805

One of a pair of earrings with detachable pendants: German, Berlin ironwork, 1805

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