CUSTOM ORDER JEWELRY
They are made of sterling silver (925) handmade in my workshop.
These earrings are inspired by motifs from the Middle Ages, including elegant embroideries that were on the clothes of the time. We often find these patterns in the illustrated manuscripts of the medieval period.
These earrings more or less round show a floral pattern included in a circle with the border evokes some round shields of the period. It includes four flowers, like tulips, oriented according to the cardinal points. The central part is occupied by a square containing the leaves with stems depart from the center of the earrings.
It is a jewel I guess complete the stylish outfit of a woman of high rank; of the highest nobility of medieval times.
That’s why I named Eleanor by reference to a lady of the Middle Ages, the exceptional career, a great patron. This is Eleanor of Aquitaine. She has, among others, the distinction of being Queen of France and Queen of England. She had a great influence in the politics of these countries and the Crusades.
They are artisan etched. The etching process takes times but the result allows appreciating the intricate and delicate patterns. The bas relief effect is really nice. The deep part is matte and the upper part has been sanded and polished.
Etching is an artisanal process which produces a unique design each time I use it. Two pairs with a same design will never be exactly the same by the hazards of the process. Each detail makes a unique piece.
They measure 4 cm long.
The ear wires are also hand forged by myself in sterling silver.
You have the possibility of changing the classical sterling silver eawires by sterling silver clips for non pierced ears.
Please check the last photo to see the clips or you can also check our page about non pierced ears.
As we currently dwell in Mexico, provide a period of 2 to 5 weeks to receive your order. Thank you for taking this information into account before ordering in our shop (please, read the complete conditions of shipping here).
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I hope you will love this jewel as much as I enjoyed creating it.
By Emmanuelle Guyon
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