Elegant simplicity with a modern edge.
These gorgeous 18ct gold and silver Australian Opal earrings have been created to reflect the rustic beauty of ancient Etruscan jewellery. They are one of a kind and designed as part of the "Etrusca Collection". These divine gold and silver opal earrings are made by Australian Fine Jewellery designer Tonya Gilbett from her studio in Hobart, Australia. The opals have been sourced directly from the opal miner in Coober Pedy in South Australia. They are a very fine pair of opal doublets in shades of teal green and blue.
The Etrusca Collection has been designed to represent the past and present as interwoven. The Etruscan civilization flourished in central Italy between the 8th and 3rd century BCE. The culture was renowned in antiquity for its resources and as a major Mediterranean trading power and the jewellers from this time were among the most exceptional in recorded history. Granulation was a common feature in Etruscan jewellery, a technique whereby small granules of precious metal are adhered to a surface of metal. The Etrusca Opal Earrings demonstrate the use of granulation to recreate the style used by ancient Etruscan jewellers.
Tonya Gilbett Fine Jewellery is inspired by many things; ancient and antique jewellery, the beauty of nature, and the modern woman. Symbolism was important in the creation of many Ancient jewels and much research has been devoted to this topic. These Etrusca gold earrings takes some inspiration from minimalist design however with a deeper symbolic meaning of remembering the past as part of the present.
The style is elegant simplicity at its best - Opal Jewellery for every modern Australian woman to covet.
These Australian Opal Earrings are one of a kind, however we do take custom orders and can make a similar pair of earrings with your choice of opal from our collection sourced directly from the Australian opal miner. Ethical jewellery, with opals sourced directly from my home land.
All jewellery is handmade to order from our Hobart studio. Please allow between 1-6 weeks for the careful creation and delivery of your unique piece to anywhere in Australia, longer is required for our customers outside of Australia
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