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“it is a fashion since ancient times to pierce earlobe for pearl decorations.” It shows wearing earrings was a fashion since the three ancient Chinese dynasties——Hsia, Shang and Chou. Earrings comprise earbob, ear-ornaments, and ear drops. Li Liweng, a scholar of early Qing Dynasty, called small and exquisite earrings “clove”, and heavy and gorgeous earrings Luosuo in his Idle Feelings Randomly Recorded. He said “one hairpin and earrings would accompany women all her life.” It shows how…

Silver needle cases first appeared in China in the 1700's. Given the importance of embroidery, a silver needle case was often presented to a girl as part of her dowry.

Group of Qing Dynasty jewelry, late 19th century. Including a silver-gilt bracelet set with a round ruby, jadeite cabochons and split pearls, length 6 inches; and two silver-gilt bangle-bracelets set with cabochon rubies, a synthetic ruby, pink tourmalines and jadeite, accented by pearls, internal circumference 6 inches.

Bamboo & Leaf Earrings by Susan Mahlstedt (Gold & Silver Earrings

Bamboo+&+Leaf+Earrings by Susan+Mahlstedt: Gold+&+Silver+Earrings available at www.artfulhome.com

Discworld ring sterling silver by AlexFoxJewelryStudio on Etsy